The Krakatau Eruption by Peter Benoit

The Krakatau Eruption by Peter Benoit

Note:  Krakatau is the Indonesian word for the volcano that has also been called Krakatoa

Reading level:  Upper Elementary

Summary:  Learn about volcanoes by studying the events surrounding the giant eruption of the volcano Krakatau in 1883.

Illustrations:  Photographs, maps, and classic drawings and paintings from the 18oo’s

Comments:  The use of a question and answer format, and a light tone make this a fast and fun book to read. It is also packed full of facts, history and explanations of geological processes.

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Compatible fiction:  The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

Publisher:  Children’s Press (March 2011)

ISBN-10: 0531289974
ISBN-13: 978-0531289976

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