Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

by Patricia Lauber

Paperback, 1986



Call number

551.21 Lau

Call number

551.21 Lau

Local notes

551.21 Lau




Bradbury Press (1986), 60 pages


An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of the return of life to that area.


Original publication date


Physical description

60 p.

User reviews

LibraryThing member MrsLee
This is most interesting. It tells about volcanoes, but shows you with photographs exactly what happens. I'm mostly keeping it because it is something cool which happened in my lifetime in my favorite mountain range.
LibraryThing member marybetha
An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of the return of life to that area.
LibraryThing member LanaLee123
Would be used as an introduction or incorporated into a study of geology and/or earth science for grades 4-8. The primary themes of life, volcanoes and geology are discussed in depth, so that for younger ages, the books would be best read in the company of an adult. For older readers, Lauber does a
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fine job in defining key words such as geology, stonewind, boiling point, mud flow, etc.
The text of the book is concise and to the point, but what makes this book special are the beautiful images of Mt. St. Helens, its eruptions and wildlife before and after the eruptions. Never before had I seen such detailed photos of the mountain.
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LibraryThing member KellyKnox
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
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elementary science students.
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LibraryThing member vabrazzolotto
the author discusses the eruption of mount st. helens and major discoveries found over the years since.
LibraryThing member adh016
This book tells the story of how and when Mount St. Helen's erupted in the 1980's. It shows how it affected the earth and those who live around it after its eruption. This book has many in depth pictures that help tell the story to the reader, and it would be good for those students who are
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struggling readers since they could use the pictures to help understand the story. It introduces many science vocabulary words, and would be good to use for a science thematic unit as well.
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LibraryThing member BrittanyH
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
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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.
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LibraryThing member biancagrhm
The message shows the eruption of Mt. Saint Helen. The book could be used in third to fifth grade in a science lesson over volcanoes and what causes a volcano to erupt.
LibraryThing member mmg020
This is a great book to introduce about the story of Mount St. Helens. It is nonfiction but keeps the viewer interested with the details and photos this book entails. Great example of how interesting nonfiction can be and to tell about the historical story of Mount St. Helens.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.: 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
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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.
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LibraryThing member electrascaife
A non-fiction Newbery Honor Book about the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and the area's subsequent regrowth. Eh. Clearly meant for kids, but it accomplishes this in simplistic language only. I mean, come on, this is a cool topic, so a book for kids about it should be more interesting than
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this one is. Also, the photos included were weirdly hard to figure out; for example, some of them were meant to focus on something that was *way* in the background of the actual photo, and a couple had blurbs that talked about features of the mountain that I could not find in the photo at all. Some sort of arrow pointing out said feature would have been great and seems like an obvious necessity to me. Anyway. I'll file this one in the Could Have Been Cool But Missed the Boat box.
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