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The rain wizard: the amazing, mysterious, true life of Charles Mallory Hatfield

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Publisher:
Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights,
Pub. Date:
[2015]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 7.7 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
1160L
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In December 1915, San Diego's leaders claimed the town's reservoirs were nearly dry. Knowing the city would not survive and grow unless it had water, they hired Charles Mallory Hatfield, whose skills at making rain were legendary. But when torrents and torrents of rain came, disaster struck. Roads were closed, people drowned, and dams burst. The town elders blamed Hatfield and refused to pay him. Was Hatfield really a rain wizard, or simply a fraud? Renowned author Larry Dane Brimner examines the man and the myth by relying on personal recollections from growing up in California, as well as extensive research. Readers will be captivated by Hatfield--a man once known as the Frankenstein of the air--and his secret rainmaking formulas. Includes author's note, source notes, and bibliography.
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ISBN:
9781590789902
Reading Level:
MG
Level 7.7, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
1160L
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Full title rain wizard the amazing mysterious true life of charles mallory hatfield
Author brimner larry dane
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Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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subject_facet Floods -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Hatfield, Charles Mallory, -- 1875-1958 -- Juvenile literature, Rain-making -- United States -- Juvenile literature, San Diego (Calif.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, San Diego (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Weather control -- United States -- Juvenile literature
title_display The rain wizard : the amazing, mysterious, true life of Charles Mallory Hatfield
title_full The rain wizard : the amazing, mysterious, true life of Charles Mallory Hatfield / Larry Dane Brimner
title_short The rain wizard :
title_sub the amazing, mysterious, true life of Charles Mallory Hatfield
topic_facet Floods, Hatfield, Charles Mallory, History, Rain-making, Weather control