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Rain Wizard : The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield (Hardcover) (Larry Dane

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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 119
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Larry Dane Brimner
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 18769521
UPC: 9781590789902
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6429

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