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Asha and Baz Meet Katia Krafft

by (author) Caroline Fernandez

illustrated by Dharmali Patel

Common Deer Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2024
General, General, Time Travel
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
    List Price

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In the fourth book in the Asha and Baz series, readers learn about volcanoes from renowned volcanologist Katia Kraft!

Asha wants to win a super cool volcanic rock by solving the Great Volcano Challenge at school. So she and her best friend Baz use their magic stick to travel to Iceland in 1973 to learn from famous volcano researcher Katia Krafft.

She's sure to be able to help them with their project, but she's got an eruption to observe and data to record—and ash, lava, and smelly gases are a lot more scary than a classroom. With safety concerns rising, Asha and Baz will need to keep their cool to get back home and win the prize.

About the authors

Caroline Fernandez is a kidlit author, parenting blogger, and social media enthusiast. She is the author of two bestselling books, Boredom Busters: Over 50 Awesome Activities for Children Aged 7 years + (Cico Books, 2014 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book) and More Boredom Busters: Over 50 Awesome Activities for Children Aged 7 years + (Cico Books, 2015). She is the creator of, a popular blog which shares information to make life easier for busy families. Caroline has been listed as one of Toronto's Top Mom Bloggers. Caroline lives, writes, and bakes in Toronto, Ontario.

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From a very young age in Mumbai, India, Dharmali Patel knew that she would be drawing, painting, or animating for her entire life. By age 6, her parents understood that drawing, crafting and all things creative was going to light her path, and ultimately lead her to her career as a visual artist. After mastering crayons, pastels, and finger paints… Dharmali made her way to Mumbai-Rachna Sansad School of Applied Arts, majoring in Illustration. She studied further at Vancouver Film School, where she earned her Bachelors in 2D Classical animation. In the past 20 years, she has worn the hats of Animation Director, Art Director, Visual Development Artist, Designer, and Illustrator. Every day, she loves to make art that is visually pleasing and engaging for people of all ages. Dharmali is honored that authors trust her with their beautiful words, and allow her to visually conceive the world and characters that ultimately become their books. She hopes that her imagery will inspire young minds with beautiful design, provocative lighting, and emotive characterizations that encourage a love of reading and beautiful art. Currently, Dharmali lives and works in Toronto. She is represented by Illustration Online LLC.

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