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!