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Volcano Wakes Up!
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Peters, a poet whose creative books on earth science include The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain (1988) and Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up (2003), now imagines a day in the life of a volcano and its neighbours. The point of view shifts on each page or double-page spread, as the verse offers different forms and distinctive voices for the scrappy young volcano at the heart of the action, the party-loving ferns in its crevices, lava-flow crickets speaking in text-message phrases, the ever-changing paved road, and the sun and moon observing the scene. In the cut-paper collage illustrations, dramatic composition as well as varied hues and textures create visual interest even in scenes with no living characters. A two-page appended note comments on Hawaiian volcanoes, the ferns springing up in their crevices, the crickets living in cooled lava cracks, the frequently damaged roads, and the sight of lava flows into the ocean as the sun sets and the moon rises. An intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices. Grades 2-4. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Lisa Westberg Peters is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the best-seller The Sun, the Wind and the Rain. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband.Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed illustrator of Vulture View and the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their three children.

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"A humorous, imaginitive, and artful concept." --Publishers Weekly"An intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices." --Booklist"[This] package makes for one hot topic." --Kirkus Reviews"A cheerful compilation." --School Library Journal A humorous, imaginitive, and artful concept. Publishers Weekly An intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices. Booklist [This] package makes for one hot topic. Kirkus Reviews A cheerful compilation. School Library Journal" A humorous, imaginitive, and artful concept. "Publishers Weekly" An intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices. "Booklist" [This] package makes for one hot topic. "Kirkus Reviews" A cheerful compilation. "School Library Journal"" "In the cut-paper collage illustrations, dramatic composition as well as varied hues and textures create visual interest even in scenes with no living characters...an intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices." -- "Booklist" "In the cut-paper collage illustrations, dramatic composition as well as varied hues and textures create visual interest even in scenes with no living characters...an intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices." -- "Booklist"

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