DK Adventures: In the Shadow of the Volcano, 1st Edition

  • Caryn Jenner
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  • ISBN-10: 1465433813
  • ISBN-13: 9781465433817
  • DDC: 551.21
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This is a modern-day adventure of an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Rosa Carelli, a volcanologist, and her son are caught up in the drama as the volcano re-awakens. The mayor is reluctant to cancel the village festival despite Rosa's warnings of an imminent eruption. Will he and the other villagers escape before the explosive volcano and a pyroclastic flow cause havoc? These 128-page books are perfect for elementary and middle grade students who can read alone confidently. The narrative and dialogue are fictional and read like the novels this age group is just beginning to discover, but the books are filled with nonfiction facts and information about the topic at hand. Interspersed throughout are genre spreads that make this a true DK book. Photographs and illustrations throughout the book engage and interest readers as they access information and develop their reading comprehension skills. Presented in chapters, the books in the DK Adventures series are perfect choices for kids who like to read for pleasure and need to read for class.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Location.
2: Volcano Fact File 1.
3: Know Your Evacuation Plan.
4: Lurking in the Shadow.
5: Looming in the Shadow.
6: Rumbling in the Shadow.
7: The Awakening Shadow.
8: Bursting Out of the Shadow.
9: The Menacing Shadow.
10: Escaping the Shadow.
11: Epilogue.
12: In the Shadow of the Volcano Quiz.
About the Author and Consultant.