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The Resource Eye of the storm, Kate Messner

Eye of the storm, Kate Messner

Label
Eye of the storm
Title
Eye of the storm
Statement of responsibility
Kate Messner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jaden's summer visit with her meteorologist father, who has just returned from spending four years in Russia conducting weather experiments not permitted in the United States, fills her with apprehension and fear as she discovers that living at her father's planned community, Placid Meadows, is anything but placid
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Review
Gr 5 – 7 — Forty years into the future, massive tornadoes threaten lives and property daily. Thirteen-year-old weather-buff Jaden Meggs moves in with her father to attend science camp inside the heart of tornado alley. Her scientist dad has made a fortune developing Placid Meadows, a posh neighborhood that no tornado can touch. After studying tornado behavior at camp, Jaden and her new friends begin to suspect that her father is hiding something. They soon discover that guaranteed safety comes at a high cost, leaving Jaden to decide if uncovering the truth is worth betraying her father. The futuristic community of Placid Meadows—where everyone carries a "data slate" and eats genetically altered fruit—will appeal to science-fiction fans. Multiple deadly storms provide plenty of action and parallel recent news reports about active weather patterns and climate change. While these heart-pounding scenes will be a hit, characters and plot are less developed. Readers know little about major characters beyond their intelligence and obsession with science, and the linear plot has only one focus—to stop the storms. Messner overexplains the science behind tornadoes and meteorology, which further detracts from the story and will leave some readers scratching their heads. Despite the flaws, fans of nonstop action and of S.A. Bodeen's The Gardener (Feiwel & Friends, 2010) and Pam Bachorz's Candor (Egmont USA, 2009) will like this one.—Leigh Collazo, Ed Willkie Middle School, Fort Worth, TX --Leigh Collazo (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 03, p167)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10107175
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messner, Kate
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
740L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.M5615
LC item number
Ey 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
Reading level
4.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Storms
  • Weather
  • Climatology
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Storms
  • Weather
  • Climatology
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Eye of the storm, Kate Messner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885637
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780802723130
Lccn
2011006393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780802723130
Label
Eye of the storm, Kate Messner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885637
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780802723130
Lccn
2011006393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780802723130

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