Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone

Illustrated by Marlo Garnsworthy

Web of Life Children’s Books, September 25, 2018 / 978-0-9883303-8-2 / 32 pp. / Ages 5-9

Hardcover $17.95.

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“Lyrical prose and luminous paintings lead readers on a tour of the Yellowstone supervolcano, from the wolves, elk, bears, and mountain goats that roam its surface to the fiery depths of its magma chamber. Volcano Dreams knits together the vibrancy of the Yellowstone ecosystem with its explosive history, placing the everyday lives of its creatures within the context of geological time. Janet Fox’s poetic text takes us to the root of it all – the ‘sleeping giant’ of magma responsible for the Yellowstone landscape – and Marlo Garnsworthy’s evocative paintings capture the awe of natural forces at work in our nation’s oldest national park.”

Teachers and librarians! Click here for a standards-aligned Educator’s Guide for grades K-4.

Plus, NEW! Click here for a pdf file of an easy classroom experiment of a simulated steam vent eruption!

And you’ll find a special Yellowstone-only edition in the Park here!

“Janet Fox warmly harnesses the rhythms and sensations of wakefulness and sleep in this insightful exploration of the geological past and (hopefully quite distant) future of an American treasure.” – Chris Barton, author of the 2018 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Dazzle Ships

“The author’s first picture book reflects her own appreciation for this national treasure, which could inspire family visits. An unusual and appealing addition to the sense-of-wonder shelf.” – Kirkus

“Entertaining, informative, and thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ from first page to last, “Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone” is unreservedly recommended for family, school, and community library collections.” – Midwest Book review

“This lyrical, lusciously illustrated title offers an introduction to the flora and fauna of Yellowstone Park to young readers… A valuable addition to an Earth science collection.” – School Library Connection