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Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano Recovery Story
Ages 4-9
Illustrated by: Laurie O’Keefe
ISBN: 9781607181316
Price: $17.95
Published by: Arbordale Publishing

Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano Recovery Story

by Terry Catasús Jennings
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.
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