An Island Grows

An Island Grows

By Lola M. Schaefer; Cathie Felstead (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780066239309, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 2006


This is the story of the birth of an island, from the first red-hot glow of magma at the bottom of the ocean, to the flowing lava that hardens and builds up higher and higher until, finally, it breaks through the water's surface.

And then, life comes to the island. First come the small plants and animals, and later, people. This is a tale as old-and as new-as the ground we walk on.

About the Author
Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down? She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox.

Cathie Felstead has also illustrated Big Wolf and Little Wolf, by Sharon Phillips Denslow, and An Island Grows, by Lola M. Schaefer. She studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and lives in Hertfordshire, England.