the Volcano by Stephanie Dagg
Published by Mentor Press, 1998
A holiday in
France turns into an exciting adventure for Tom, when he and his
family stay in a gîte overlooking one of France’s dormant
volcanoes. Tom has inherited his fascination with volcanoes from
his Dad who died two years earlier.
For the first
time in months Mum seems truly happy and Tom is determined to keep
her that way. In fact the concern he has for his Mum is an underlying
theme of the whole story.
Even when Tom,
his friend Kevin and his sister Anna get trapped in underground
caves they can’t help but appreciate the adventure as they
marvel at the stalagmites and find cave drawings.
carried out by their new friend, a scientist who is studying the
same cave system, helps to lead them to safety. The story ends with
Tom’s realisation that he will be seeing a lot more of Alan
the scientist in future, as his friendship with Mum deepens.
in this series by Stephanie Dagg include Escape the Avalanche, Escape
the Flood and Escape the Twister.
to write extensively for children and has some titles published
by O’Brien Press in their Pandas and Flyers series aimed at
both very young and independent readers.
County Library is pleased to announce that Stephanie Dagg will visit
three of our branch libraries on Friday the 15th of October as part
of this year’s Children’s Book Festival Programme.
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