I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2016 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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The Mountain of Fire was lying in wait...

It was one the most beautiful mountains in America, Mt. St. Helens, in Washington State. But what many didn't know was that this peaceful mountain had an explosive past. For more than a century, it had been quiet. But below ground, pressure had been building, and soon,Kaboom! Mt. St. Helens would erupt with terrifying fury.

Eleven-year-old Jess Tanner knew the mountain well, and like many, she never imagined that this serene wilderness could turn deadly. But on May 10th, 1980, Jess finds herself in the middle of the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. history. Trapped on the mountain, she must escape clouds of poisonous gas, boiling rivers, and landslides of rock, glacial ice, and white-hot debris.

The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most dramatic events in recent U.S. history where they will meet one of nature's most devastating forces.

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User Review  - kerribrary - LibraryThing

This was the first book I've read in this series. Good to keep in mind for kids who are seeking action/adventure or exciting books. Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

It never occurred to me many people had never heard of Mount St. Helens. Apparently, much of its notoriety comes from this very explosion. Read full review

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Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just looking at Mount St. Helens out her window made Jess feel calm, like it was watching over her somehow. Of course, she knew the mountain was a volcano...but not the active kind, not a volcano that could destroy and kill!

Then Mount St. Helens explodes with unimaginable fury. Jess suddenly finds herself in the middle of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Ash and rock are spewing everywhere. Can Jess escape in time?

The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most environmentally devastating events in recent U.S. history.

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