Tornado! (Hardcover)

The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms

By Judy Fradin, Dennis Fradin

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426307799, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

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Library Binding (4/12/2011)

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Through riveting narrative and eyewitness stories, young readers learn what it's really like to be caught in a monster tornado. Captivating first-person accounts and news reports detail survivors' experiences of the most destructive tornadoes ever to occur in the United States. And thrill-seekers' reports add to the drama and suspense. Historical perspectives on the human experience of tornadoes and scientific perspectives on why twisters happen and how to keep people safe add to the intrigue of this fascinating topic. Ample back matter will help students find sources to write well-informed and compelling reports.

About the Author

Judy Fradin and her husband, Dennis, have written more than 150 books between the two of them. They are renowned for their thoroughly researched work about harrowing times in history. The couple have coauthored Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms and several of National Geographic’s Witness to Disaster books, including Earthquakes and Droughts.

Dennis Fradin and his wife, Judy, have collectively written more than 150 books. This dynamic couple is well known for their carefully researched work recounting harrowing times in history. Their many awards include the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft’s Flight from Slavery.