Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens, Book 3

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Mar 31, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.:

An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history.

What caused the eruption? What was left when it ended? What did scientists learn in its aftermath?

In this extraordinary photographic essay, Patricia Lauber details the Mount St. Helens eruption and the years following. Through this clear accurate account, readers of all ages will share the awe of the scientists who witnessed both the power of the volcano and the resiliency of life.

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User Review  - Carol Mcgloshen - Goodreads

Has wonderful pictures that recounts the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Includes a table of contents and index for students to use. Read full review

Review: Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

User Review  - Beth Schencker - Goodreads

This Newbery Honor book (1986) gives actual depictions and account from this amazing in natural phenomenon. Real photos lend to the moving story of the volcano's eruption and the people within its ... Read full review


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Patricia Lauber is the author of the Around-the-House series and more than 125 other books for young people. Her Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of St. Helens was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives with her husband and two cats, Beemer and MeToo, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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