Dan Cohan, Ph.D., Rice University, and Coert Voorhees (multi-volume series)

A diverse group of budding scientists joins a kooky professor on a rollicking adventure into the data behind hurricanes past, present, and future. The first in a series of children’s books on climate and weather phenomena, in collaboration with Rice University.

Six Foot Press
Publication date: Spring 2020

40 pages
Fully illustrated throughout
11.5 x 9” (HxW)


The Storm Wranglers are an elementary school science fair powerhouse, a diverse team of budding scientists who’ve named themselves after the mythical Storm Wrangler of yore. Mentored by an eccentric climate scientist who sees in them a hope for the future of the planet, these brilliant youngsters analyze the scientific data of historical hurricanes to travel back in time and place, witnessing how various factors can influence the storms’ destructive power. Written in collaboration with Rice University’s leading atmospheric scientist, Storm Wranglers empowers children to understand the science behind hurricanes of the past, equips them with safety tips for hurricanes of the present, and explores the potential effects of our changing climate on the hurricanes of the future.


Daniel Cohan is an atmospheric scientist and an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Rice University. He has written over 40 scientific publications, dozens of columns in popular media, and an elementary school curriculum about air pollution. A graduate of Harvard University and Georgia Tech, Dr. Cohan served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia and was a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Dr. Cohan has ridden out three hurricanes in Houston, but prefers calmer pastimes with his two kids.

Coert Voorhees is the author of the novels ON THE FREE (2017), IN TOO DEEP (2013 Junior Library Guild Selection), LUCKY FOOLS (2012 Junior Library Guild Selection), and THE BROTHERS TORRES (2009 ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults). He holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, and he is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in the translation of Chilean theatre as well as fellowships from Houston Arts Alliance and Rice University, where he served as Visiting Writer in Residence. Coert is also is the creator of the multi-platform educational concept Grammaropolis, a story-based approach to teaching grammar and writing. His illustrated books for children include STORM WRANGLER and the MEET THE PARTS OF SPEECH series. He sits on the Boards of Inprint Houston and the Henry Strong Education Foundation, and he lives with his family in Houston, Texas. Visit Coert’s website at www.coertvoorhees.com.