The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield

The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield

by Larry Dane Brimner

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Overview

In December 1915, San Diego's leaders claimed the town's reservoirs were nearly dry. Knowing the city would not survive and grow unless it had water, they hired Charles Mallory Hatfield, whose skills at making rain were legendary. But when torrents and torrents of rain came, disaster struck. Roads were closed, people drowned, and dams burst. The town elders blamed Hatfield and refused to pay him. Was Hatfield really a rain wizard, or simply a fraud? Renowned author Larry Dane Brimner examines the man and the myth by relying on personal recollections from growing up in California, as well as extensive research. Readers will be captivated by Hatfield—a man once known as the Frankenstein of the air—and his secret rainmaking formulas. Includes author's note, source notes, and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590789902
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Larry Dane Brimner is the recipient of the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book for children for his title Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961. He is known for his well-researched, innovative, and award-winning nonfiction for young readers, and is the author of multiple acclaimed civil rights titles, including Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights; and Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor.

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