Lava Chasers at Volcanoes National Park
Chosen to participate in a STEM study of volcanoes, Ben and Bekka, along with students from other NEWS Science Clubs, soon learn the danger of being close to an active volcano. Would Kilauea erupt before they finished their science experiments? Would they get off the island before the volcano erupted? Would they be trapped by new lava on the Trail of Craters Road? Another exciting adventure for the Cooper twins while on the Big Island of Hawaii.
What People are Saying about Lava Chasers at Volcanoes National Park
“Lava Chasers is a fantastic story that supports a student’s understanding of Earth Systems in a fun way. The characters learn about volcanoes, magma, lava tubes, earthquakes on the ocean floor, plate tectonics, and so much more about Earth Science. They also learn interesting facts about Hawaii’s history and some Hawaiian terms. An absolutely great story!“
Ann Wesley, Teacher at Forrest G. Averill Elementary School Lansing, MI
“Visiting the Island of Hawaii comes alive with a real volcano and a mystery to solve. This
is a gift for children: adventure, imagination, learning. It’s got it all.”
Shannon Ranes, Educational Tours, Incorporated Holt, MI
About the Author
Mary Morgan lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband, Randy and is an Administrative Assistant. Mary writes the National Park Mystery series for pre-teens. Having a passion for traveling, she and her family have visited fifty National Parks exploring and photographing each one. Mary shares “America’s Best Idea” with children through the tales of Ben and Bekka Cooper who experience unusual mysterious adventures on their family vacations. She hopes to create in her readers a desire to explore the parks for themselves. Mary enjoys visiting schools where she talks to students about writing and her own adventures in National Parks.
Why are Mary Morgan’s books popular with young readers?
Elementary age children love the mystery, the characters, and can’t seem to get enough of the adventures of Ben and Bekka Cooper. The twins work with rangers to solve a variety of illegal activities they uncover while visiting National Parks. Parents and teachers as well as readers enjoy Mary’s history of the park, statistics about the park, and a secret code introducing the next book. Many children want to visit the Park after reading the story. The illustrations by Dawn McVay Baumer depict action scenes which accent the imagery.