Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain Challenged by his master to spend a bitter cold night alone in the mountains an Ethiopian boy bets his future that he will succeed And he does warmed only by the sight of a distant fire When his mas

  • Title: Fire on the Mountain
  • Author: Jane Kurtz E.B. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780689818967
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Challenged by his master to spend a bitter cold night alone in the mountains, an Ethiopian boy bets his future that he will succeed And he does, warmed only by the sight of a distant fire When his master refuses to recognize the boy s victory, the boy and his sister decide to beat the rich man at his own game.

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    About “Jane Kurtz E.B. Lewis

    • Jane Kurtz E.B. Lewis

      Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old, her parents moved to Ethiopia Jane grew up in Maji, a small town in the southwest corner of the country Since there were no televisions, radios, or movies, her memories are of climbing mountains, wading in rivers by the waterfalls, listening to stories, and making up her own stories, which she and her sisters acted out for days at a time.By the time Jane came back to the United States for college, she felt there was no way to talk about her childhood home to Americans It took nearly twenty years to finally find a way through words and stories Now she often speaks in schools and at conferences, talking about the writing and revision process and how she uses memories, observation, and research to create her books.Jane has published than 30 books, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, novels for young readers, and ready to reads Some are based on her childhood in Ethiopia Some draw on her own children, such as ANNA WAS HERE, a novel for young readers that asks life s big questions about pain and disaster and offers a few puny answers.Since her childhood in Ethiopia, Jane has lived in Illinois, Colorado, North Dakota, Kansas and now back in Portland, Oregon.

    671 thoughts on “Fire on the Mountain

    • Humorous folktale of a young boy and those around him who stand up for him. Soft watercolors illustrate this story nicely. Part of Soar to Success.


    • This Ethiopian folktale is a very unique story about a young boy who is a shepherd in Ethiopia named Alemayu. Alemayu and his sister are servants to an evil-spirited and unkind rich man, who challenges Alemayu to survive a night alone in the cold mountains, offering a reward to he and his sitter if he can do it. Eventually with the help of others sticking up for him and believing in him, Alemayu and his sister end up being the wealthy ones at the end. I thought this was a very good book for chil [...]


    • I am sure I purchased this long ago solely based on the title. Ah, a Grateful Dead reference. Nevertheless, it is a good story with a lesson.A young Ethiopian shepherd boy loses his parents and goes off to seek his sister, who is a servant to a rich man. He spends many a night in the mountains and survives.The boy finds his sister and serves the rich man too. He then accepts a challenge from the master: spend a bitter cold night atop the mountain with just his shirt. If he does, the rich man wil [...]


    • My love for Ethiopia began with a single picture of a homeless and miserable and sickly orphan girl. Ever since I saw that picture, it changed me in a bizarre way I can't properly explain and since then, I have been seeking and searching for books about Ethiopia so that I can study as much as I can about it before I become a nurse and go there. Fire On The Mountain is a delightful story about a brave and rather remarkable little boy with big dreams of being rich and going to a far away city but [...]


    • This multicultural book is a story about brother and sister who live in the high and beautiful mountains of Ethiopia, the boy is a shepherd named Alemayu. He and his sister live as servants in the house of a bad-tempered and arrogant rich man. Alemayu is challenged by his master to survive a night alone in the cold mountain air.If he succeeds,he and his sister will be rewarded.If he fails, they will be left homeless and jobless.This story is for grade level K-2. The illustration is great and by [...]


    • I think this was a great story that will teach children that being selfish will not let them win in the end. The ones who give of themselves will be rewarded. This is a good book to read out loud to the class to teach about selfishness. Also, I would put this in my classroom library. I could even see the kids writing about something they could todo to show that they are brave as along as, it is something that they can do safely and won't get in trouble for.


    • Wonderful, elegant retelling of the original Ethiopian folktale. As always, Lewis' illustrations are breathtaking and inspiring. While the subtraction of the boy's friends retracted a little bit of the fantasy for me, the addition of the boy's sister as a major element to this beautiful story turned out to be something I rather enjoyed.


    • This story of a clever young shepherd boy and his sister outwitting a dishonest rich man is a retelling of a traditional tale. The illustrations give an authentic glimpse of the rich culture of Ethiopia where the author grew up.


    • With Jane Kurtz' lyrical prose and E.B. Lewis' beautiful illustrations this book is a treasure. It is a wonderful story of two wise and gentle beings, a young boy and his sister, and the hubris of their master.


    • I love the beautiful pictures in this book. The people, & the place, really do look straight out of Ethiopia. The Story is a simple one about a boy wanting to be with & care for his family. He is set up to fail, but he comes through in the end.


    • Wonderful tale set in a foreign land. Alemayu a shepherd boy works as a cowherder for a rich man. He makes a wager with the man to sleep on the mountain all night for some cows. The way the servants trick the rich man make this story a fun read.


    • Fabulous illustrations and a touching story of a young boy's fight for survival in the Ethiopian countryside. We will be reading this one to our children in the future.


    • This is a wonderful, multicultural story, set in Ethiopia. I would use this story in the classroom as a read-aloud and a discussion on perseverance and courage.


    • * Boy on an adventure* Set in Africa* Long picture book, don't read if kids are not interested* Boy becomes a cow-herder




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