The Storm Makers

The Storm Makers

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When twins Ruby and Simon's parents move the family from their cozy home in Chicago to a ramshackle farm in the middle of nowhere the only thing on Ruby's mind is: when can we move back home? With miles of empty fields surrounding them, Ruby and Simon are growing apart, and Ruby doesn't know how to stop it. That is, until strange occurrences begin happening on the farm -- sudden gusts of wind, rain storms, and even tornado warnings -- that seem eerily timed to Simon's emotions. When a stranger shows up 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, Simon and Ruby discover a world of adventure lurking behind the backdrop of peaceful fields and farms. Soon Ruby and Simon are racing against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's dangerous and potentially deadly plans.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 197 x 32mm | 442g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316179582
  • 9780316179584
  • 1,889,926

Review quote

"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 "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 "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
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About Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Comeback Season, and You Are Here. She currently lives in New York City. The Storm Makers is her first middle grade novel.
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Rating details

568 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 25% (143)
4 32% (183)
3 33% (187)
2 7% (40)
1 3% (15)
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