Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story

Terry Catasús Jennings (author), Laurie O'Keefe (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181514

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The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Geography Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Science Social Studies
English (US)
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