Volcano: the eruption and healing of Mount St. Helens

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Bradbury Press, Jun 30, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 60 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  - Sophie Gray - Goodreads

This historical non-fiction book tells the story of the Mt St Helens eruption along with the aftermath that came with it. At first, the title did not draw me in, as I was focused on children's ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

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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