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The Storm Makers

By Jennifer E. Smith (Hardcover Book, 2012)
Enter the world of The Storm Makers, where there's magic behind every forecast.

What starts as an ordinary summer turns exciting and perilous for twins Ruby and Simon when strange occurrences begin happening on their farm -- sudden gusts of wind, rainstorms, and even tornado warnings -- that seem eerily timed to Simon's emotions.

Then a stranger arrives and tells the twins that Simon is a Storm Maker -- part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather -- and that he is in great danger. Soon Simon and Ruby must race against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's treacherous -- and potentially deadly -- plans.

In this thrilling new adventure, loyalties can shift as quickly as the wind . . . and the ordinary can turn extraordinary in the blink of an eye.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316179584

    • On Sale Date: 04/03/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Enter the world of The Storm Makers, where there's magic behind every forecast.

What starts as an ordinary summer turns exciting and perilous for twins Ruby and Simon when strange occurrences begin happening on their farm -- sudden gusts of wind, rainstorms, and even tornado warnings -- that seem eerily timed to Simon's emotions.

Then a stranger arrives and tells the twins that Simon is a Storm Maker -- part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather -- and that he is in great danger. Soon Simon and Ruby must race against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's treacherous -- and potentially deadly -- plans.

In this thrilling new adventure, loyalties can shift as quickly as the wind . . . and the ordinary can turn extraordinary in the blink of an eye.

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.
  • "Building like a summer storm, the pace and drama accelerate as thunderstorms, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes buffet the twin protagonists, who stand together as they face the elements....Credible and timely fantasy for the global-warming generation." ( Kirkus Reviews ).

  • "It's easy to root for the twins, especially smart, science-savvy Ruby, who stands by her brother while struggling with her jealousy about his special status." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Smith expertly conjures the dusty feel of a Midwest where hope itself is baking away...this is miles away from most magical fare, and is therefore a real breath of fresh air." (Booklist).

  • "A good fit for the target audience...[with] broad appeal." (VOYA).

  • Praise for The Comeback Season (S&S Childrens, May 2008):
    "Smith deftly twines strands of grief, romance, baseball, family and friendships lost...the present tense narrative has an immediacy that will engage readers and the supporting case is unusually vivid." (Booklist).

  • ". . . scenes of genuine emotional power and language of sometimes breathtaking beauty and clarity. While her novel is less than a total success, Smith is clearly a writer with extraordinary gifts, from whom great things should be expected." (SLJ).

  • Praise for You Are Here (S&S Childrens, May 2009):
    "Smith's coming-of-age story, told intermittently through the eyes of both Emma and Peter, is remarkably insightful, heart-wrenchingly sad and laugh-out-loud funny." (Bookpage).

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The Storm Makers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316179584
  • On Sale Date: 04/03/2012
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