Veronica and the Volcano ~ GIVEAWAY!

As you’ve probably all figured out by now….us moms here at Glimpse love finding things are both fun and educational and one of those things is books! In fact, our family has filled up more bookshelves with loads of fabulous books in the past few years than I ever dreamed of. I love having our own little “library” in our home. 🙂

Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook is a book that was written specifically to inspire young women to be curious, courageous and determined. It’s a book that is meant to spark a passion for science and problem-solving. The author is a father of two young girls, who are no doubt, a part of his inspiration in writing this book.

Veronica and the Volcano is the story of a ten-year-old girl who lives in a high-tech, gadget-filled house on the slope of an active volcano. The story tells of their many adventures as they search to find rare white volcano pearls on the far side of the biggest volcano. The book is filled with educational facts including facts from science, technology, engineering, and math. You will learn all kinds of great tidbits about volcanoes, geysers, caves, and physics. The book is geared towards grades 4-6. It is written for girls, with a girl heroine in the story, but I think it would be equally enjoyed by boys.

For our family, there was too much “magic” included and the “man-in-white” in the story was a bit too much for our kids as well. Overall, we believe that the goal of these books is worthwhile and really enjoyed that there are real life facts included in the story.


One of our readers is going to win a copy of Veronica and the Volcano! In order to enter please follow the instructions on the form below. Open to Canada & USA only. Contest ends November 18, 2017.

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