Back of Book: In 1782, when Luke Howard was ten, he began keeping a weather journal to describe what he saw in the sky–he especially loved to watch the clouds. He grew up to be the man who named the clouds.
During my weather unit, one of my students asked a very intriguing question. Who named the clouds? I thought that it was a perfect question to explore. I began to look up information on who named the clouds. What I found was a unique and well written story about the amazing Luke Howard. Luke grew up loving looking up at the sky. As he got older he began to keep a weather journal so he could make makes notes about the changes and patterns in the sky. One of the things I liked about this story was the example of a student’s weather chart that was integrated within the story. I found this story to be a great book to use as a teaching tool.
Ages 7 and up