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Wild Weather: Lightning! (Hello Reader! Science: Level 4) Paperback – March, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Series: Hello Reader! Science: Level 4
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059052285X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590522854
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,304,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-4-These two beginning chapter books will whet the appetites of young scientists. Hopping introduces children to an amazing and deadly natural phenomenon. Many interesting facts about the study of lightning from the historical (Ben Franklin) to the modern (today's computer technology) are included as well as cultural connections (Zeus) and the experiences of people who have survived being struck by lightning. The watercolor illustrations include maps, diagrams, and action scenes. McNulty shares information about bats through her memories of a summer spent in a house filled with these winged creatures. Full- and double-page illustrations show various family members reacting to the animals. This combination of personal narrative and facts is one that children will find appealing and informative.
Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Lorraine Jean Hopping grew up in a small town in Michigan, went to a small college in Michigan (Kalamazoo College), and then began to dream big. At the age of 21, she moved to New York City to launch a career in publishing as a writer and editor.

Her mantra is "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten." In other words, Lorraine thrives on the new, the different, the unknowns in life.

A combination of curiosity and fear of boredom have led her into the worlds of magazines, books, radio, software, board games, toys, websites, and . . . what next? She has enthusiastically tackled an ever-expanding range of topics with special passions for languages, international cultures, science, math, and technology.

Today, Lorraine still dreams big as she creates out of a cozy home office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more about her and her game development company--Hopping Fun Creations--at lorrainejeanhopping.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 2002
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I thought this book was very well-illustrated for young children. The charts and tables and diagrams were easy to understand, and attracted interest in the text. This was an important book for me to read with my grandchildren because we live in New Mexico, where lightning is an almost daily event. As with the Floods book in this series, it features a female scientist and young girls in the illustrations, which really helps my granddaughters to relate to the information. The science is clear. My granddaughters really grasped the concepts, and could even use the book to observe our lightning storms. For example, the books says to close your eyes right after a lightning strike and you can see the pattern of the lightning, in miniature, on your eyelids. It really works!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 1999
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The kids like all the books in this series--hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning being the favorites. They're easy to read and present the science in a very engaging and friendly way. I like the mix of personal stories and science information, especially.
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