Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the MountainFire on the Mountain by Jane Kurtz. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. (1994) Reading Level: Ages 4-10. 40 pages. Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0671882686. Aladdin paperback. ISBN: 0689818963.

Fire on the Mountain is my retelling of an Ethiopian folktale I heard as a child, about a dreamer who survives one test of a night on a cold mountain and then has to also outwit the rich man who would cheat him of his victory. -- Jane Kurtz

    • Alternate selection, Children's Book of the Month Club.
    • ALA's Book Links called it one of the best picture books of 1994.
    • One of five finalists for the PEN West Literary Award for Children's Literature.
    • Nominated for the Flicker Tale Award and Young Hoosier Award, state lists.