Into the Volcano

Donna O’Meara

In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands! She runs through clouds of scalding steam, dodging lava bombs, to photograph glowing hot lava as it pours into the sea. She sets up camp on the edge of a volcano's cone, only to be hit with hurricane-force winds, poisonous gases and acidic ash.

Witness a typical day in the life of Donna O'Meara --- volcano researcher, writer and photographer. Donna's photographs and accounts of treacherous journeys get readers up close and personal with some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes.

978-1-55337-693-4 | Feb 1, 2007
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99
4-color 10 x 9 56 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12
978-1-5253-0001-1 | Sep 5, 2017
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“The O'Mearas' cameras catch somnolent giants and vivid eruptors alike, and fill the pages with pyrotechnic displays and incandescent lava streams.”
— School Library Journal, July 2005
“Illustrating the text are exceptionally fine photos of volcanic landscapes and members of the expeditions. Sidebars carry clear descriptions and pictures (often diagrams) related to such topics as the formation of volcanoes, the types of lava, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index ... A natural for nonfiction booktalking.”
— Booklist, April 2005
“Riveting ... filled with stunning color photographs and an abundance of basic volcano information, placed in easy-to-digest sidebars.”
— Washington Post, May 2005
2006 - Children's Book Award, International Reading Association, Commended
2006 - Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library, Winner
2005 - NSTA Recommends, Winner

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