Hurricanes! (Paperback)

By Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 9780823422975, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/16/2009)
Compact Disc (8/2/2016)

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Description

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 examplesfrom Galveston in 1900 to Katrina in 2005and 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 stormswithout 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.


About the Author

Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.


Praise For Hurricanes!

"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        

"This informative overview follows a format similar to Tornadoes!. Cartoonlike watercolor images filled with details accompany simple facts, such as the five categories of hurricanes and information about wind speed and surge heights. Maps of where hurricanes occur along with information on the most severe occurrences in American history are followed by details about forecasting and tracking these storms." —School Library Journal