Will It Blow?

Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens

Illustrated by K. E. Lewis
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Will Mount St. Helens erupt again? Will it spit lava or unleash a deadly mudflow? Learn how to be a volcano detective, sifting through the evidence, searching for clues, and solving real-life cases. This classroom favorite has won numerous awards, including being named a Washington Reads pick, a Natural History magazine Best Book for Young Readers, and an Oregon Book Award finalist.

Featuring new cover art, the updated edition of this award-winning book explores the science behind the volcano’s eruptions and shows children how to do their own sleuthing to determine when and if the volcano will blow again.
ELIZABETH RUSCH has published more than 100 magazine articles for children and adults and 10 award-winning books for young readers, including Ready, Set . . . Baby!Volcano Rising; Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives; and Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World. Her work has been honored by the Junior Library Guild, ALA, School Library JournalKirkus, NBC News, the Oregon Book Award, Washington Reads, and the New York Public Library. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two terrific kids, and one very funny, quirky dog named Reba.
"It is a fantastic book for kids as they are introduced to science."
—Parenting Healthy

"Perfect for summer vacations." 
—Northwest Healthy Mama

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Will Mount St. Helens erupt again? Will it spit lava or unleash a deadly mudflow? Learn how to be a volcano detective, sifting through the evidence, searching for clues, and solving real-life cases. This classroom favorite has won numerous awards, including being named a Washington Reads pick, a Natural History magazine Best Book for Young Readers, and an Oregon Book Award finalist.

Featuring new cover art, the updated edition of this award-winning book explores the science behind the volcano’s eruptions and shows children how to do their own sleuthing to determine when and if the volcano will blow again.

Author

ELIZABETH RUSCH has published more than 100 magazine articles for children and adults and 10 award-winning books for young readers, including Ready, Set . . . Baby!Volcano Rising; Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives; and Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World. Her work has been honored by the Junior Library Guild, ALA, School Library JournalKirkus, NBC News, the Oregon Book Award, Washington Reads, and the New York Public Library. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two terrific kids, and one very funny, quirky dog named Reba.

Praise

"It is a fantastic book for kids as they are introduced to science."
—Parenting Healthy

"Perfect for summer vacations." 
—Northwest Healthy Mama

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