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Little Cloud

The Science of a Hurricane

illustrated by Julie McLaughlin, read by Kirstie Hudson

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ISBN:9781459828117
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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.

About the Authors

Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction for Why We Live Where We Live (OwlKids). Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island.

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Kirstie Hudson is an editor and writer in Victoria, British Columbia. She worked for the CBC for eighteen years at stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Victoria. In her award-winning career as a journalist, Kirstie's work has been recognized with a Jack Webster Award, Radio Television Digital News Association awards and an international Gabriel Award. Over the years she has covered hundreds of stories, including the making of the Witness Blanket. As an instructor at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, Kirstie shared her love of storytelling with students in writing, communications and journalism.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“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.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A book that is accessible and descriptive without overwhelming the target audience. Anyone interested in worrisome weather will be intrigued and informed.”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Simple primary narrative...Cheery, digitally collaged illustrations add even more information...clear enough for early weather watchers.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“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.”

— School Library Connection

“Rarely has severe weather been so sweetly packaged as in this story of Nate, a little cloud that becomes a hurricane.”

— Booklist

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