Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

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Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

by Loree Griffin Burns

First Release:

February 2018

ISBN: 9780544687233

On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold.

  • ISBN: 9780544687233
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Page Count: 80
    Trim Size: 11" x 9"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.2, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: 1090L
    Awards & Honors: ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Older
    School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    The Nonfiction Detectives, Best Nonfiction Books of 2017
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Informational Books for Older Readers
    Genre: Nonfic
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