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Hurricanes Anne Rooney

Franklin Watts Ltd
Hardback 32 pages

ISBN:
9780749690496
Size:
278 x 227 x 13mm
Published:
26th Jun 2009
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Series:
Our Angry Planet
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Overview

Our Angry Planet explores the causes of natural disasters and their effects on people and landscapes

Contents

What Are Hurricanes? Where Do Hurricanes Strike? How Do Hurricanes Begin? Inside A Hurricane Hurricane Season Wild Winds And Water The Storm Approaches Death And Destruction Helping Out After The Hurricane Effects On Nature Watching For Hurricanes Trouble Ahead Ten Of The Deadliest Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons Hurricane Names Glossary And Further Information Index

Author

I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an element of horror. I definitely have a Gothic streak. Writers I really admire include Minnie Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Shaun Tan, Edward Gorey, Tove Jansson, Marcus Sedgwick, Siobhan Dowd and Melvin Burgess. I love being a writer because (a) it gives me the chance to be enthusiastic about things and share my enthusiasm with other people (b) I get paid for telling lies and (c) I don't have to do as I'm told, unlike people with a real job. I like to listen to music when I'm writing, and usually pick a few pieces of music that go with each book and listen to them again and again - most of them are opera. Although I spend most of my time writing, I also spend some helping other people with their own writing - mostly young people, who are doing a degree at university. This is great fun as I get to read lots of stories by writers who are just starting. I live in Cambridge, which is a very ancient city in the east of England with lots of ornate and pointy buildings. It's very flat in Cambridge, so it's easy to go everywhere by bicycle, but it's also rather wet. If I could live anywhere at all, it would probably be in Venice, which is also flat, ancient and full of pointy buildings. It's even wetter than Cambridge, and people go everywhere by boat.

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