Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology from Around the World

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This book has stories from people from different places and is made to explain weather phenomenons, like how the sun was created or where clouds came from. After that, the book explains how the weather actually works and tells you cool tricks to predict it. One of my favorite stories is “Calabash of the Winds”, where the Polynesian god Maui makes a kite and takes it to the keeper of the winds, a powerful priest with different winds trapped inside calabashes. Maui asks the keeper of the winds to give him his strongest wind, and the kite blows away. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but I liked it.

Some of the stories have a lot of death and violence. Two people freeze, almost the whole world drowns, and a man kills a bear. I think the illustrations are nice and really go with the book. My favorite picture is where Maui finds his kite. Some of the explanations of weather phenomenon were a bit hard to follow. My favorite science fact was how you can tell if a storm is close or not. I think kids ten and up, who like weather science and mythology, will like this book.

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Author Joan Galat • Georgia Graham, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 70 pages
Publisher Whitecap Books
Publish Date 2018-Nov-02
ISBN 9781770502451
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Issue February 2019
Category Children's


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