From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7. Dramatic full-color photos of lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes are a vivid testimony to the dedicated efforts of Warren Faidley, storm chaser and photographer. Kramer's readable, exciting text allows readers to ride with Faidley in his specially equipped vehicle, Shadow Chaser, as he races to intercept likely tornado or lightning producers and to join him in the chaotic maelstrom of Hurricane Andrew. Interspersed with Faidley's adventures is a concrete body of information on lightning, storm development, tornado behavior, and the art of photographing fleeting phenomena. There is no index, but the organization of the material and a clear table of contents make specific information readily available. This eye-catching book will undoubtedly be utilized by nonfiction lovers hungry for a good read.?Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 4^-6. Severe weather photographer Warren Faidley, who chronicled his own experiences in his 1996 adult book Storm Chaser
, is the subject here. He also supplied the full-color photographs--spectacular pictures of lightning, tornadoes, and hurricane winds ripping the landscape and candid shots of himself on the road in his specially outfitted car. Kramer's text is just as noteworthy. With entries from Faidley's diary and personal comments, it reveals the drama and danger inherent in Faidley's unusual profession. And because Faidley's gutsy face-offs against nature may give kids the wrong impression, Kramer is careful to include plenty about the photographer's preparations for storm chasing and about what to do during a weather emergency. Glossary. Stephanie Zvirin