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by Marion Dane Bauer

The Earth as we know it was partly created by volcanoes. Many are still active today. Learn how volcanoes form and what is going on when they erupt.


The Earth as we know it was partly created by volcanoes. Many are still active today. Learn how volcanoes form and what is going on when they erupt.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Robin Lundgren
Volcanoes are a source of fascination for kids and this book provides facts that make volcanoes even more interesting. The easy-to-read format does not skimp on information, incorporating new vocabulary to help kids learn about volcanoes. The simple and colorful illustrations support the text and make the process of volcanic eruption easy to understand, particularly cross-section views that show the various layers of a volcano. Beginning with information about how volcanoes contribute to the make-up of the Earth, the book moves on to explore the different types of volcanoes and the importance of volcanoes in supporting our world today. The end of the book provides additional facts and information for more advanced readers to tackle on their own, or to be read aloud by an adult. This is an excellent nonfiction selection for the young reader. The simple and straightforward approach will engage kids, making some of the more complex concepts accessible. Reviewer: Robin Lundgren

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Simon Spotlight
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Natural Disasters Series
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

John Wallace’s formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children’s books illustrations, John is particularly inspired by what he calls “the gooniness” of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England, and Long Island, New York.

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