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.
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tells the story of how Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 in Washington State. The book is best for grades 4-8. The information in the book is factual and tells the story of the eruption and rebirth that the volcano went through. The book includes science specific material and words to educate young readers. The story of those who were directly affected by the volcano is also told. You learn about what the survivors had to go through. There are lots of images of the volcano before and after as well. This is a Newberry honours book (1987). I like the book and found it interesting as an adult.
This book tells the story of the eruption of Mount St Helens, and especially of how life returned after the devastation. The pictures are the book's main asset, and it could therefore be used for readers who are much to young to comprehend the text. The book is also appropriate for middle elementary science students.
PATRICIA LAUBER HAS COMPILED A BEAUTIFUL ARRAY OF PICTURES WHICH HELP THE READER HAVE A WELL ROUNDED UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVENT AND THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS WHICH TOOK PLACE. a GREAT CLASSROOM ASSET WHEN TEACHING ABOUT VOLCANOES.