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Volcano Blast

Volcano Blast

by Marlane Kennedy Illustrated by Erwin Madrid

When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!

Noah and Emma Burton have traded the sand and surf of their Hawaiian home for a chilly stay in Alaska, and Noah isn't happy about it. His father may be a volcano expert, but why did they have to travel to the coldest, grayest place on earth when there are millions of volcanoes near Honolulu? Noah thinks he's in for the most boring vacation of his life.

He couldn't have been more wrong! A day trip to a remote island turns deadly when a once-dormant volcano suddenly sputters to life in an eruption of epic proportions. Now Noah, Emma, and their new neighbor Alex must fight to survive rivers of molten lava and clouds of toxic ash if they want to make it off the island alive....

Ages
9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 5
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Adventure, Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Marlane Kennedy
Erwin Madrid Erwin Madrid is a children s book illustrator based in San Francisco, where he earned his BFA at the Academy of Art College. He has worked for PDI/Dreamworks Animation on films like "Shrek 2" and the "Madagascar "sequels. In his spare time, Erwin travels and goes plein air painting.

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