Cloud Dance (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Have you ever wondered about the clouds that roam the skies?

Cloud Dance takes readers on a journey up to the heavens, through thick cumulous clouds that bring snow, wispy cirrus clouds that flutter in the wind, and wide stratus clouds that blanket the sky. Basic scientific information sheds light on the altitude, shape, and color of clouds, and Thomas Locker's luminous ...

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Overview

Have you ever wondered about the clouds that roam the skies?

Cloud Dance takes readers on a journey up to the heavens, through thick cumulous clouds that bring snow, wispy cirrus clouds that flutter in the wind, and wide stratus clouds that blanket the sky. Basic scientific information sheds light on the altitude, shape, and color of clouds, and Thomas Locker's luminous paintings and poetic text create an inspiring and enlightening book for everyone to enjoy.

About the Author:

Thomas Locker has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including Where the River Begins, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives at the edge of the Hudson River in New York.

Clouds of many shapes and sizes drift and dance across the sky. Includes factual information on the formation and different kinds of clouds.

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Publishers Weekly
This companion to Water Dance includes a series of the artist's distinctive skyscapes, each paired with a single poetic sentence. Endnotes present scientific information about clouds in a q&a format. All ages. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
"Clouds of many shapes and sizes drift and dance across the sky" as a mother and child walk the banks of a lake, observing them through their multiplicity of changes. Sparse prose poems share double-spread pages with luminous paintings, inviting us to fill in our own impressions. This is a book to submerge in, to remember, to dream about, to float around and also to learn from, as the last pages, written by science teacher Candace Christiansen, give us important facts and figures about clouds. Artist-author Locker has produced a beautiful and useful book for anyone curious about those collections of floating water droplets so constantly above us. 2000, Silver Whistle/Harcourt, . Ages All. Reviewer: Judy Chernak
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This beautifully designed book celebrates clouds as they appear during the different hours of the day and seasons of the year. Each two-page spread features a few lines of prose on the verso and an illustration encompassing most of the recto. The oil paintings are done in subdued and relaxing colors. Many of them show a small child walking with an adult on a path. The book does not have a lot of action, but would be perfect for quiet and relaxed sharing between adult and child. Factual information about clouds is provided on the last two pages.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
"A successful blend of history, science, and art."—Booklist

"This beautifully designed book [is] . . . perfect for quiet and relaxed sharing between adult and child."—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613598880
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

THOMAS LOCKER has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the companion titles Water Dance and Mountain Dance. He lives in Stuyvesant, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2002

    Amazing artistry

    Thomas Locker is an amazing artist and a truly amazing man.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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