Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Mar 31, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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  - biancagrhm - LibraryThing

The message shows the eruption of Mt. Saint Helen. The book could be used in third to fifth grade in a science lesson over volcanoes and what causes a volcano to erupt. Read full review

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1987 Newbery Honor Book This is a great, short non-fiction book with lots of pictures about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. There are lots of before and after pictures that show the destruction that ... 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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