Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

by Patricia Lauber

Photographs accompany concise text detailing the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May, 1980, and the subsequent healing of the surrounding environment.

May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating vocanic eruption in U.S. history. In this Newbery Honor Book (with five chapters and helpful index) the reader learns about the eruption and receives extensive information on the aftermath. The destruction and then return of life to the mountain environment are clearly documented in outstanding color photographs.

The text is for proficient readers but even the youngest learner can benefit from reading through this extraordinary photographic essay.

PS. The chapter "Links and More Links" is not about technology but rather follows the re-establishment of the chain of life on the mountain.