VOLCANOES by Franklyn M. Branley

VOLCANOES

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

This trim overview gives young readers an excellent grounding on volcanoes in an efficient few words. Branley starts out strong with direct, one-page descriptions of how Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii, Mount Tabora made 1816 the year without a summer, and Mount St. Helens "covered fields and ponds" and "buried animals, houses, and people" in mud. There follows a succinct and easily readable explanation of how volcanoes are caused by magma pushing up between (or through) moving plates in the earth's crust. Then comes a pair of snappy maps, with bright little bursts of color denoting the Pacific Ring of Fire and other volcano locations throughout the world. Simont's varied illustrations--be they maps, diagrams, turbulent scenes, or pictures of people--are as vigorous and telling as the text.
Pub Date: April 10th, 1985
ISBN: 978-0-06-445059-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1985




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