Struck by Lightning!

Struck by Lightning!

by Stephen Person
     
 

Rod Liberal was nearing the top of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. It was his first time climbing this mountain, and he was excited to reach its summit. Suddenly, Rod saw dark clouds rolling toward him. He heard a buzzing sound and felt the hair on his arms stand straight up. Then there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off

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Overview

Rod Liberal was nearing the top of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. It was his first time climbing this mountain, and he was excited to reach its summit. Suddenly, Rod saw dark clouds rolling toward him. He heard a buzzing sound and felt the hair on his arms stand straight up. Then there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off the mountain. Luckily, he was attached by a rope to a cliff. He swung in the air, thousands of feet above the ground.

Look inside to find out more about Rod and other survivors of lightning strikes who narrowly escaped death. You'll also discover what causes lightning, where it strikes, and-most important-how to stay safe when it is about to come your way.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
A title page with jagged lightning playing upon a rainy, purple background makes for an intriguing opening in this book from the "Disaster Survivors" series. The interest level remains high with personal accounts of people who were struck by lightning, information about how lightning relates to electricity, the idea about how people often hear thunder when there is lightning, and how to be safe during a lightning storm. Other gripping topics include spreads entitled "A bolt from the Blue," "The Human Lightning Rod," and "Learning from Lightning." Sentences are short and relate closely to the large, full-color photos to add to the ease of comprehension. There is an average of 100 words to each two-page spread. The interest level runs from grade two to seven and the reading level is at grade three. This book could enhance lessons about natural disasters, weather, and things that change the physical surface of the Earth. A U.S. map showing the number of lightning deaths between 1959 and 2007 is included. A plethora of facts comes across not only in the text but also in picture captions and sidebars. Students can learn that scientists are able to test the effects of lightning on small planes and that meteorologists are able to give better predictions today so people can avoid storms filled with lightning. A lightning safety page and one featuring famous lightning strikes follow the main body of well-written text. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936087471
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Disaster Survivors Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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