Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

By Loree Griffin Burns

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Imprint Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN


Awards and Honors ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Older<br> MSL Cream of the Crop - 2018 <br> <i>School Library Journal</i>’s Best Books of 2017, Nonfiction<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade<br> The Nonfiction Detectives, Best Nonfiction Books of 2017<br> Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Informational Books for Older Readers

Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

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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.
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