Brief Description:
Describes the changing nature of weather and how meteorologists predict and study such storms as tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards.


Biographical Note:
WILL OSBORNE and MARY POPE OSBORNE have been married for a number of years and live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs, Joey, Mr. Bezo, and Little Bear.

Mary is the author of over one hundred books for children, including novels, picture books, biographies, and retellings of fairy tales and world mythologies. Will has worked for many years in the theater as an actor, director, and playwright. Together he and Mary have coauthored two books of Greek mythology and eight Magic Tree House(R) Fact Trackers. Will has also written a multimedia planetarium show, Magic Tree House Space Mission, and is cocreator with Randy Courts of Magic Tree House: The Musical, a full-scale Broadway-style family musical based on Christmas in Camelot.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.


Jacket Description/Flap:
What causes the earth's weather? How do twisters form? What are the deadliest storms on earth? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms, Jack and Annie's guide to nature's wildest weather. Includes photographs, definitions, an index, information on twisters, hurricanes, blizzards, forecasting the weather, storm chasers, and much more!


Marc Notes:
A stepping Stone book.;Includes bibliographical references (p. 108) and index.;Describes the changing nature of weather and how meteorologists predict and study such storms as tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards.


Publisher Marketing:
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday, they had lots of questions. How do tornadoes form? What kinds of tools can help predict bad storms? Where did the biggest snowfall on record happen? How fast are hurricane winds?

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Review Citations:
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 414 (EAN 9780375813580, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 414 (EAN 9780375813580, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 414 (EAN 9780375913587, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 414 (EAN 9780375913587, Library Binding)