Clouds Go Wild

by Edmund Faltermayer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/13/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781420808339
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781420808322

About the Book

Sixth-grader Roderick Ringley has an obsession. He loves snow and can’t get enough of the white, fluffy stuff. Happiest when he is cross-country skiing or clearing neighbors’ pathways, Roderick wishes winter and the wonderland it creates would never end. 


When he stumbles upon an ancient Native American powder that holds the power to manipulate the weather over his hometown, Roderick thinks he has found the answer to his prayers. To Roderick, it’s impossible to have too much of a good thing. Or is it?


Set in the late 1970s, Clouds Go Wild is a timeless story of youthful ambition and hard-won lessons. Imbued with humor and sprinkled with colorful characters, it is a novel that young readers won’t soon forget.


About the Author

Educated at Haverford College and Harvard University, Edmund Faltermayer practiced journalism for nearly 50 years, primarily as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and as a writer and editor for Fortune magazine.

At the Journal Faltermayer covered the Defense Department and reported out of Germany and the former Soviet Union as a foreign correspondent. Upon returning to the United States, he was appaled by the filth of New York City, venting his outrage in a series of Fortune articles that grew into a book, Redoing America, published in 1968.

Faltermayer also wrote on personal finance, industrial competitiveness and the health-care crisis for Fortune. Though he retired from Fortune’s full time staff in 1994, he continued as a contributing editor until shortly before he died in 2003, at age 75, of complications brought on by ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Faltermayer’s long-held dream was to publish a novel for children. Inspired by his son Steven’s obsession with snow, Clouds Go Wild was completed in 2001. All proceeds from the novel benefit ALS research.