Hill of Fire

In Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis, we read about a volcano that suddenly formed out of a farmer’s field.

That’s the story in one sentence – Lewis builds up beautifully to the moment, describing the farmer’s mundane life of living in a small Mexican village, eating breakfast, and working in the fields, complaining all the while, “Nothing ever happens.”

Then one day something did happen – something big.

And after that, he never complained again about the monotony of his life.

The first time we read this book, I was impressed with the author’s imagination – to think of a volcano emerging from a farmer’s field.  How crazy!

Then, I read the author’s note in the back.  My children and I were quite impressed that this is based on a true story.  Amazing!

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