Veronica and the Volcano is an exciting (and educational) adventure story for grades 4-6. It is designed to stir young readers' interest in science while entertaining them. Join the courageous young heroine as she embarks on a volcanic adventure!
Ten-year-old Veronica lives in a high-tech, gadget-filled house on the slope of an active volcano. Eruptions are a part of life, as she watches from the protective shields of her home. When she goes on a quest to find rare white volcanic pearls on the far side of Mount Mystery, she leads her father, her best friend Maddy, and her friend’s dad, the blustering Captain John, into a series of hair-raising adventures. But the dire words of a mysterious blind old jeweler warn her of a dangerous man in white—and before Veronica knows it, her whole world falls into darkness.
Veronica is a spunky relatable heroine who faces with courage every challenge relentlessly thrown in her direction. Pirates, pyroclastic flows, a crazed mob, and a trip through a monkey-filled jungle are just some of her many adventures. Veronica’s strong relationship with her parents, especially her father, stresses the importance of adults in kid’s lives, while also exploring the limits of those relationships. Kids will root for this brave little girl every step of the way and while they are cheering her on, they’ll learn as well. Veronica and the Volcano combines earth science with suspense. The book complements STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum by introducing girls to the excitement of scientific discovery and inspiring them to delve deeper.
Geoffrey Cook started telling Veronica and the Volcano stories to pass the time with his daughter Madeline on the twenty-five-minute drive to school every morning. She enjoyed his stories, and so he wrote them down. Geoffrey is a serial entrepreneur and public company CEO. He is the CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) and previously founded EssayEdge and ResumeEdge from a Harvard dorm. He runs 5 mobile apps with 10 million monthly users, so he is always thinking of new ways to use technology to engage a global audience.