Hill of Fire

Hill of Fire

Once upon a time there was a farmer who lived in a village in Mexico where nothing ever happened. Every day was just the same as the one before it. He ate the same two corn cakes every day and he saw the same house every day. He wanted something exciting to happen. Then, the day came when the farmer went out to plow his field to prepare to plant the corn. His son was out of school that day so he joined him. They worked with their ox to do the plowing until suddenly there was a hole in the field and smoke began coming out of the hole. They ran for their lives. The townspeople gathered and watched as the field disappeared along with half of the town as a volcano erupted out of the Earth and lava spewed everywhere. This story is based on the true story of the Paricutin Volcano of 1943 in Mexico which erupted in a cornfield. Ages 5-8 An I Can Read Book 64 pages



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Here is the exciting story of the eruption of Parícutin—the volcano in Mexico that burst from a farmer’s field and changed the lives of the people who lived nearby.

Every day is the same for Pablo's father. Then one afternoon the ground growls, hisses smoke, and swallows up his plow. A volcano is erupting in the middle of his cornfield!

Used by permission of Harper Collins

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