Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other Midwestern states, many families gave up and moved away. This is the story of how two Swedish immigrant children help their parents save their home on the prairie.
One hundred bolts of lightning strike the earth every second. Each bolt has two or more electrical flashes moving quicker than the eye can see. In Lightning, find out about the powerful forces inside a thundercloud, how lightning forms, and what happens when it strikes. You'll see amazing close-up photographs of lightning, and you'll learn some handy safety tips for the next time a storm comes up. Science writer Stephen Kramer and award-winning photographer Warren Faidley present an engaging text and dramatic photographs for a fascinating look at the natural phenomenon of lightning.
Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman's children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer's warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!