Agustín Comotto, author of El mar dijo basta!, “The story is perfect, full of mystery and great illustrations. Each reader will have his own answer about why Herman goes to live on the volcano. Mothers and fathers: read this book to the kids before bed and share the wonderful mystery.”
Ana Baca, author of Chiles for Benito, calls the book, “A lovely and well-written story! Joe captures the beauty of a place and its people and the beauty within when one finds and follows one's dream.”
This wise and refreshingly down-to-earth folktale is about an everyman determined to make his dream home on a volcano by looking beyond the impossible to see what’s possible. His struggle to stay firmly rooted is a message for our times. Cole’s writing comes through with grace, compassion, and humility, a story that speaks straight to the heart.
--Phillip Shabazz, poet, writer, educator, and author of Flames in the Fire