The book tells the story of young Graham, who experiences a destructive thunderstorm. After the storm passes, Jet, a friendly hawk, takes the boy on an exploratory journey into the clouds. They chase the thunderstorm and, through their adventure, Graham learns a lesson about weather that he'll never forget. This book is a combination of knowledge and talent that highlights Janis' writing and Dave's meteorology background. The result is a heartwarming story that reveals how fears are calmed through understanding. The book includes descriptions of gust fronts, hail, thunder and lightning, water vapor and other weather developments for readers seeking information beyond the story.
Janis Murray is a writer with essays, poems and columns published in major magazines. She is a former correspondent for CNN in New York, and has 30 years experience as a television news reporter including NBC stations in Detroit and St. Louis. Currently, she works with students daily as president of Murray Prep.
At age 26, Dave Murray became the first nightly weathercaster who was a meteorologist on the NBC affiliate station in St. Louis. National viewers got to know Dave as the daily weathercaster for ABC's Good Morning America, World News This Morning, and the ABC Radio Network. Dave holds 12 Emmy awards for excellence in weather forecasting, and is currently chief meteorologist for FOX Television in St. Louis.
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