About the BookThe mountain exploded with the power of ten million tons of dynamite...
Book SynopsisThe mountain exploded with the power of ten million tons of dynamite...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.
Review QuotesPraise for I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916: A gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers. -- School Library JournalPraise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book's real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero. -- BooklistPraise for I Survived The Attacks of September 11, 2001: [Tarshis] crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs -- short- and long-term -- while ending on an upward beat. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863: ... Informative and breathlessly paced. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for I Survived The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79: Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure... with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect. -- Booklist
About The AuthorLauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.