By Seymour Simon
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780688117085, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 21, 1992
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"A succinct, informative essay illuminated by magnificent photographs. The subject is particularly absorbing, as it highlights the natural drama of a commonly experienced phenomenon....The stunning visual portrayal of storms, accompanied by impressive factual data and clear explanations in crisp prose, is truly compelling."--Horn Book.
Seymour Simon has been called the dean of the [childrens science book] field by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to childrens science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Childrens Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Moms Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.