by Julie Hanna and Joan Holub
illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye
Luke Howard isn't exactly a household name, but the cloud classification system he came up with is quite well known. Howard lived in 18th century England, and was fascinated by clouds, even as a child.
This title captures his wonder and chronicles his journaling and classification efforts. Readers learn about the different types of clouds, and might even be inspired to keep a cloud journal too. (Could be a fun class activity!)
The watercolor and ink cartoon illustrations are cute and add an age-appropriate lightness to the subject. Booklist ended its review of this title by calling it "an attractive combination of biographical narrative and weather science." We agree.
Interest Level: Gr. 3-5 DRA Level: 40 Lexile Measure: 910L
Grade Level Equiv: 5.9 Guided Reading: R
Below are sample spreads from inside this book. What adorable illustrations!
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