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Thunderstorm /

by Geisert, Arthur [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2013Edition: First American edition.Description: 32 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 x 31 cm.ISBN: 9781592701339; 1592701337.Other title: Thunder storm.Subject(s): Storms -- Juvenile fiction | Tornadoes -- Juvenile fiction | Farm life -- Juvenile fiction | Storms -- Fiction | Tornadoes -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Farm life | Storms | Tornadoes | Storms -- Fiction | Tornadoes -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Middle West -- Juvenile fiction | Middle West -- Fiction | Middle West | Picture books for children | Stories without words | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Stories without words | Stories without words | Picture books | Picture books for childrenOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Thunderstorm follows the course of a storm through midwestern farm country minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, from late morning into late afternoon.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Thunderstorm follows the course of a storm through midwestern farm country minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, from late morning into late afternoon. As always with Arthur Geisert, it is a meticulously executed and visually stunning piece of work. Other than the timeline that runs along the bottom border of the illustrations, there is no text, and the illustrations are continuous.

Through keen observation, Geisert beautifully captures the nuances and details of a midwestern thunderstorm, from the ever-changing color of the sky, to the actions of the human inhabitants, to the reactions of the natural world to the wind and rain. America's heartland is somewhat unfamiliar territory in the realm of picture books, but in Thunderstorm , Geisert has provided readers with valuable, breathtaking insight into one of its most natural occurrences.

Arthur Geisert grew up in Los Angeles, California, and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Geisert has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years. Every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Horn Book Magazine . In 2010 his book Ice was selected as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated book of the year. Geisert currently lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.


"This book is made up one continuous illustration that is 415 inches long and unfolds over the course of the book"--Page 4 of cover.

Thunderstorm follows the course of a storm through midwestern farm country minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, from late morning into late afternoon.

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Saturday afternoon the clouds roll in. A farm family prepares for the storm, loading hay bales and bringing in the laundry while animals across the countryside take shelter. Geisert's expansive full-spread etchings expertly capture the destructive power of a Midwestern storm, from the first strike of lightning to the intensity of gale force wind to utter devastation to, gloriously, a community rebuilding. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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