Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories in the Clouds

Weather Science and Mythology From Around the World

By (author) Joan Marie Galat
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: Dot to Dot in the Sky
Publisher: Whitecap Books
Paperback : 9781770502451, 80 pages, October 2018

On the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Best Books for Kids & Teens for Spring 2019 List

A 2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards book


From Lei-Gong—Chinese god of thunder—who was captured and set free, only to flood the earth, to Father Frost, the Russian spirit whose icy touch was a danger to anyone he deemed unworthy, this is the perfect introduction to the weather’s strange, and often erratic behaviour. Illustrated by Georgia Graham in glorious, full-colour pastels.


"Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology from Around the World is a good resource for students doing research on weather-related issues. . . Galat is skilled at simplifying very complex scientific concepts for younger readers. The illustrations by Georgia Graham are well-executed and complement the text. Galat combines mythology and science in this thought-provoking text.
CM Magazine

"A collection of traditional lore, stories and myths, about weather, seasons, variety, prediction practices, and more. . . Weaving a tapestry of weather knowledge, traditional and modern, into a rich heritage for today's students. "
The Midwest Book Review

"The pairing of storytelling and science is brilliant and very interesting. "
KissTheBook tweet

"This resource is a perfect fit for late-elementary/middle school science, and it also relates to social studies and language art subjects. has an accessible reading level for students in Grades 4?8. "
Green Teacher Magazine

"Joan has wonderfully woven science and lore together to produce an entertaining and enlightening book. It's a great read that will have you seeing weather in a whole new way. "
Josh Classen, chief meteorologist, CTV Edmonton

"Joan has created yet another perfect blend of science and stories. A beautiful mix of weather elements, that are scientifically accurate, together with anecdotal mythology that adds such a human perspective to our world. I have always loved reading her books, and this one does not disappoint. "
Claire Martin, meteorologist