Cover image for Volcano!
Title:
Volcano!
Author:
Haduch, Bill.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525464792
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The awesome power of nature's fury gets dramatic treatment in this clever and comprehensive look at why and how Earth erupts. The inside front cover shows a detailed cross section of an active volcano, giving young readers an inside view of how these fire-spewing giants work. Bill Haduch is a noted science writer with a gift for the quirkiness that middle-graders love. From the story of a Mexican boy who actually witnesses the birth of a volcano to the "Volcano Hall of Flame", this book is packed with stories and stats, solid science, full-color photos, and even a few jokes. What a blast!


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-While useful titles on volcanoes are always eagerly sought, a string of sound bites may not be the ideal solution. Fleshed out with colorful photos and diagrams, splashy factoids, and chatty snatches of text (a lava dome is described as a "zit ready to pop"), this slender, oversized volume is chockablock with pop references: the text mentions "`Cinder' Crawford," jokingly calls magma "schmutz" (German for filth), and joshingly informs readers that the earth's crust is strong enough to support "even circus elephants." Surtsey (1963) is omitted in the "newest volcano" race (perhaps because it popped out of the ocean?). Better choices on the subject include titles already on your shelves: Patricia Lauber's spectacular Volcano (Bradbury, 1986) about the eruption of Mount St. Helens, Seymour Simon's dramatic Volcanoes (Morrow, 1988), and Susanna Van Rose's pictorially detailed Volcano & Earthquake (Knopf, 1992). For sound bites with a purpose, try Lin Sutherland's oversized and handsome Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Reader's Digest, 2000).-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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