Tornadoes are awe-inspiring natural spectacles. They can produce the fastest winds on earth and leave incredible destruction in their wake. While most people are familiar with the idea of tornadoes blasting through the plains states, these natural disasters occur all over the world. Many are relatively weak—and some can destroy entire communities. This book presents factual information about these amazing storms in colorful graphics and easy-to-understand segments. Full-color photos capture the imagination of reluctant readers, and fact boxes shed light on common myths and help sort movie plots from reality.