Jennifer E. Smith

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The Storm Makers

book | Fiction | Jun 2012
US → Little, Brown & Company
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 Weather 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.

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"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."

Smith’s wise choice to tell the story through Ruby adds layers of poignancy...this is miles away from most magical fare, and is therefore a real breath of fresh air.
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The idea of ordinary kids finding out they have extraordinary powers has time-honored appeal, and this sturdy, well-plotted fantasy successfully combines contemporary concerns with old-fashioned charm in a way that should please readers of Law’s Savvy.
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Tt'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. ...readers who stick with it should be impressed by a late-in-the-game twist regarding Ruby.
Publisher's Weekly
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This appealing and elegantly written adventure tacks well to the lee of weather-related politics, relying instead for narrative power on vivid scenes, engaging characters and satisfying twists both of plot—and of wind. Meghan Cox Gurdon
The Wall Street Journal
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