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I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived Series #14)
     

I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived Series #14)

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by Lauren Tarshis
 

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Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just looking at Mount St. Helens out her window made Jess feel calm, like it was watching over her somehow. Of course, she knew the mountain was a volcano...but not

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Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just looking at Mount St. Helens out her window made Jess feel calm, like it was watching over her somehow. Of course, she knew the mountain was a volcano...but not the active kind, not a volcano that could destroy and kill!

Then Mount St. Helens explodes with unimaginable fury. Jess suddenly finds herself in the middle of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Ash and rock are spewing everywhere. Can Jess escape in time?

The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most environmentally devastating events in recent U.S. history.

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Children's Literature - Linda Sweitzer
Eleven-year-old Jessie loves seeing Mount St. Helens every day, having lived nearby in Cedar, WA. With her best friends, Eddie and Sam, she often hikes the mountain’s lush forest trails, where trees have stood since before the landing of the Mayflower. It’s no ordinary mountain though. Since it has been quiet for well over a century, Jessie, as well as the other local residents, forgets that it is actually a volcano. There’s something else unusual about the mountain, too. Local legend says that there is someone, or something, living in the forest and frightening workers. Something that Jessie, Eddie, and Sam are dared to prove exists. As they prepare to find what has lumberjacks so scared, Mount St. Helens, it seems, has awaken, rumbling and belching out trapped gases. Dr. Morales, a volcanologist currently studying the mountain, tries to convince the communities nearby that it could erupt soon. However, residents in the area do not seem to be too worried; no one was around when it last erupted. This title is another hit for Tarshis in the historical fiction “I Survived” series, in which she puts her protagonists in disastrous events from history. In this edition, Tarshis steers from her normal male protagonist for her first female main character, Jessie, who promises to entice all readers. The point-of-view is a little confusing, but this story is chock full of interesting historical facts about Mount St. Helens in particular and volcanoes in general, as well as insight into her decision for a female protagonist. A good edition to the series. Reviewer: Linda Sweitzer; Ages 6 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545658522
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/30/2016
Series:
I Survived Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
5,324
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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