This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: What is a volcano? Katie's grandmother thinks that it is a geophysical phenomena caused by the movements of the earth's crust. But Katie is sure that the volcano is Pele, a Hawaiian goddess. Katie and her grandmother each argue their points, and it is not long before they realize that they are both right.With glowing watercolor illustrations, this original picture book tells the tale of Katie's and her grandmother's loving relationship, and of the natural history and mythology of volcanoes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Katie's grandmother thinks that a volcano is a geophysical phenomenon caused by the movements of the earth's crust. But Katie thinks that the volcano is Pele, a Hawaiian goddess. As each argues her point, it soon becomes clear they they are "both" right! Full color.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4-As Katie and her grandmother watch the Kilauea volcano erupt during their trip to Hawaii, Grandmother describes the eruption process as natural history. At every step of their discussion, Katie corrects her, interpreting the volcano in terms of the myth of Pele, the goddess of fire. Grandmother says, "The lava found weak spots on the ocean floor and burst free." Katie says, "Pele burst free." In the end, they agree that the natural history and myth tell the same story. Powers's illustrations, done in vivid tropical watercolors, capture the intense tones of the islands and their volcanic activity. George's descriptions may confuse young readers with no prior knowledge of such events and sophisticated vocabulary is not defined in context (e.g., geophysical, epilogue, prelude, eons). However, with a little preparation, teachers will find this an entertaining introduction not only to volcanoes, but also to the relationship between natural phenomena and the birth of myths. A unique offering.
Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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