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Aug 15, 2013
| ISBN 9780823430185
| 4-8 years
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Aug 15, 2013 | ISBN 9780823430185 | 4-8 years
Winds howl. Rain pours down. Violent waves crash on to the shore and the storm surge causes flooding. The dangerous, spinning storm is a hurricane.This best-selling introduction to the most powerful storms in the world explains how and where hurricanes form. Readers will also learn how hurricanes cause damage, how they are named, and how hurricane strength is assessed from Category 1 to Category 5.The book uses major hurricanes through history as examples—from Galveston in 1900 to Katrina in 2005—and explains how to prepare for a hurricane.A fascinating science book for younger kids interested in understanding weather, storms and natural disasters, Hurricanes! provides straight-forward explanations to the complex facts behind these massive storms—without being too scary.One of the world’s most trusted children’s nonfiction author-illustrators, Gail Gibbons’ signature combination of bold, clear art and detailed, accessible descriptions creates an invaluable resource for young readers seeking to learn more about the world.
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the… More about Gail Gibbons
“Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons uses a picture-book format to detail their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening. . . . [An] intriguing introduction.”–Booklist
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