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Lightning
     

Lightning

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by Seymour Simon
 

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Lightning strikes the earth more than a hundred times every second. It's bright and dramatic, but it happens so fast that we rarely get a chance to see it. Now celebrated children's science writer Seymour Simon gives you an opportunity to take a closer look at lightning with clear explanations of what causes those bright flashes of light in a stormy sky.

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Lightning strikes the earth more than a hundred times every second. It's bright and dramatic, but it happens so fast that we rarely get a chance to see it. Now celebrated children's science writer Seymour Simon gives you an opportunity to take a closer look at lightning with clear explanations of what causes those bright flashes of light in a stormy sky.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-5A purple-hued cover photo attracts readers to this fascinating topic. The stunning, vibrantly colored photographs help to explain the text, illustrating points such as the differences between the three kinds of lightning. Short, simple sentences make this topic accessible to younger readers but do not talk down to older report writers. Simon emphasizes precautions about lightning (for example, "If you are in water, get out as soon as possible"). He also lists safe places to be if you are caught out in the open during a lightning storm. Libraries that own Stephen Kramer's Lightning (Carolrhoda, 1992) or Jonathan Kahl's Thunderbolt (Lerner, 1993) may not need an additional title covering similar material, but the outstanding photos make Simon's book a striking selection.Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060884352
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
199,567
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Lightning 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My six year old grandson is fasinated by the weather and he picked this one out himself. We have been reading it together, and although I have to explain some of it to him, he really is enjoying it. I've been learning things I either didn't know, or had forgotten about lightening.
tremont More than 1 year ago
brought for my 5 yr old son..great photos and very informatve..he loves this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great learning tool for those who are interested in knowing what lightning is. The pictures are fantastic. The book is easy to read and explains the many aspects of lightning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book. I kept reading and re-reading it untill an unknown girl ruined it.