Get whisked away with Heather Whirl, Weather Girl and her magical umbrella as she and her friends experience wildfires and the impact of climate change in this chapter book for readers ages 6–9, the second in a series!
Heather Whirl is fascinated by the weather and concerned about the climate. In this second adventure, Heather’s magical umbrella, given to her by her eccentric great-grandmother, lands her and her friends near a raging wildfire! Heather and her friend Edward and animal companions–Fog the dog and a lizard named Blizzard–observe and learn how such fires come about. They also lend a helping hand in building a fire break, and document their adventures. Heather’s journal entries, notes from her helpers, definitions, and activities provide additional information for children wanting to learn more about the weather and climate.
About the Author
Linda Oatman High is an experienced and versatile children’s book author of more than 25 books for children (and teens), including picture books and middle-grade and YA novels. Her work includes Hound Heaven, which was nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Award; City of Snow: The Great Blizzard of 1888, which was added to the 2005 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book list; and many others. Linda holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College, and she teaches both nationally and internationally.
Kris Aro McLeod is an author, illustrator, and elementary school art teacher. She has illustrated several children’s books, including The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee, Catch a Kiss, and Lizzy and the Last Day of School. She has illustrated and written poems for Ladybug, Spider, and Cricket magazines. Her work has been reviewed in School Library Journal, Kirkus, and others.