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Into the Volcano : a graphic novel

  Wood, Don


Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Number of Pages: 174
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Genres:

Graphic novel

Material Type/Location:

Junior High Graphic Novel

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Best Books for Young Adults

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Why I liked this title:

Without explanation, two brothers, Duffy and Sumo, are whisked off to the Island Nation of Kocalaha and the home of their maternal aunt whom they've never met. From the very beginning, Sumo is suspicious of the reasons for this visit and doesn't trust the adults surrounding them. The brothers are forced to go on a dangerous, secret expedition into the center of an erupting volcano. When they escape from the adults accompanying them, Sumo must dig deep inside himself to find the courage to rescue his brother after a serious fall. He also stumbles upon his mother, who is hiding underground with a scientific treasure. In a flash, Sumo understands that the adults have been using him and his brother to get to the treasure and that their mother deserted and hid from them in her efforts to locate the treasure. This fast-paced adventure is sure to keep you glued to your seat as you turn one visually stunning page after another.

Reviewed by: Susan Heist Carlton on 6/3/2010

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