When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

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Viking Books for Young Readers
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10.3 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.41 pounds

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About the Author

Simon Winchester is the author of Viking's When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis, a 2016 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book. He is the New York Times bestselling author of adult nonfiction, including Pacific; Atlantic; The Men Who United the States; and The Professor and the Madman. Winchester was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to journalism and literature. Read more about him at simonwinchester.com


β˜… "Each section is introduced with a stunning photographic spread, and the text is broken up with clearly captioned photographs . . . Stormy weather elegantly explained." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for When the Earth Shakes

β˜… "Powerful writing. . . The visuals, too, are strong. Spectacular photographs are included. . . A must-buy for libraries serving middle school, this title works both as a basic overview of earth science and as a fine example of how to incorporate personal narrative into nonfiction." --School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Simon Winchester:

"Simon Winchester never disappoints . . . Inspiring and engaging." --Tom Brokaw on The Men Who United the States

"Elegant and scrupulous." --New York Times Book Review on The Professor and the Madman

"Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of Krakatoa

"Winchester brings a knowledge as vast and deep as his subject to this history of the Atlantic Ocean." --Entertainment Weekly on Atlantic

"As with every book he's written and narrated, Winchester makes abstruse subjects available and fascinating for every reader and listener." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Man Who Loved China