Volcano Rising

Volcano Rising Cover

Volcano Rising

By Elizabeth Rusch; Susan Swan (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580894081, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

Description
Volcanoes are a scary, catastrophic phenomenon that creates mass destruction as far as its deadly lava can reach, right? Not quite . . .
Elizabeth Rusch explores volcanoes in their entirety, explaining how they re not all as bad as they re made out to be. Using examples of real volcanoes from around the world, Rusch explains how some volcanoes create new land, mountains, and islands where none existed before, and how the ash helps farmers fertilize their fields. Simple, straight-forward prose provides readers with the basics, while a secondary layer of text delves deeper into the science of volcanoes. Susan Swan's bright and explosive mixed-media illustrations perfectly complement the subject matter they depict volcanoes in all their destructive and creative glory.
Complete with a glossary and list of further resources, VOLCANO RISING is a unique look at a fierce, yet valuable, scientific process.


About the Author
The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch has published more than one hundred articles in magazines such as Muse, Smithsonian, and Mother Jones. She is the author of a number award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?, The Planet Hunter, For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart, Eruption!, and The Mighty Mars Rovers.

Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. You can visit Liz online at www.elizabethrusch.com.



Susan Swan is the illustrator of many books for children that celebrate the season, including Out on the Prairie, Sugar White Snow and Evergreens, and When Autumn Falls. She lives in Texas.