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The Science of a Hurricane
Nonfiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 32
Themes: hurricane, clouds, science, environment, climate change
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 18/Feb/2020
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Follow our little cloud on an adventure through the sky and learn the science behind how it transforms from a simple cumulus cloud to a full-blown hurricane. Beautifully detailed illustrations from award-winning artist Julie McLaughlin integrate science with storytelling. Children will enjoy finding new gems of information even after several reads, thanks to a whimsical and rich layout. And meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe weaves a comprehensive narrative about a powerful weather system that’s so compelling readers won’t even realize they are on their way to becoming budding meteorologists.

Kirkus Reviews
“Simple primary narrative...Cheery, digitally collaged illustrations add even more information...clear enough for early weather watchers.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This little book is a good investment in introductory knowledge about an intriguing meteorological phenomenon. With the basic information provided by Little Cloud, kids will be better equipped to understand and become involved in a fascinating branch of science. Highly Recommended.”
“Rarely has severe weather been so sweetly packaged as in this story of Nate, a little cloud that becomes a hurricane.”
School Library Connection
“Colorful illustrations and kid-friendly text combine to make this title a wonderful addition…A great title to complement any weather, STEM, or STEAM unit. Highly recommended.”
Sal's Fiction Addiction
“A book that is accessible and descriptive without overwhelming the target audience. Anyone interested in worrisome weather will be intrigued and informed.”
Must Read Lit: K thru YA
“Excellent way to introduce young readers to the science of hurricanes. Would make an excellent purchase for elementary school libraries or classrooms. Presents the science of hurricanes in a cute non-threatening way.”

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