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Mullin, Mike. 
New York : Tanglewood, 2011


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Newsflash:  Just in from Yellowstone National Park:  January 1, 2009, Geologist Christine Sanderson advises, “ I am advising all state officials around Yellowstone National Park for a potential State of Emergency.  In the last week the United States Geological Survey has observed over 434 earthquakes.  We may have a 3D view on the movement of magna rising underground.  We have all of the pre warning signs of a major eruption from a super volcano.  I want everyone TO LEAVE Yellowstone Park and for 200 miles around the volcano caldera.

Newsflash:  Just in from Yellowstone National Park:  January 25, 2011, Researchers report the super-volcano underneath the state of Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004. Its floor has gone up three inches per year for the last three years indicating the fastest rate since records began in 1923.  You have been warned!


Newscaster in NYC:Just in from Yellowstone National Park:  Sorry folks we just lost all transmission from the Park.  We are waiting for updated reports from our newsman John Friday on the scene.  Reports coming in from Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle and San Francisco indicate the super volcano in Yellowstone Park may have erupted.  Stand by for the latest developments.  John, we’re waiting for your report.

Narrator:  John will never be filing his report.  The super volcano in Yellowstone Park erupted and three to four foot of ash now covers the following states:  Wyoming, Iowa, Idaho, Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle.  Millions of people have died mostly within 100 miles of the volcano, 600 miles from the caldera is not safe at all. 

      FEMA could not handle this big an event. The U.S. economy would come to a halt.  Grocery stores would empty out, airlines, trains, buses, and roads would stop. 

      Come along with Alex as he escapes the bombarding of his house with boulders, the ash covering everything that gets deeper by the hour, distraught neighbors and townspeople in a state of shock, and marauders wandering through the countryside as he tries to find his parents and sister.  This is a journey that can take him from being a video game playing teen to the hero of his own survival, or not. 
(Booktalk by the Sequoya Youth Book Award committee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:     Volcanoes -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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