The House on the Volcano by Virginia Nielsen TX1561


The House on the Volcano by Ursula Koering TX1561

The House on the Volcano by Ursula Koering TX1561

 The House on the Volcano by Virginia Nielsen, original title: Kimo and Madame Pele, 6th Scholastic paperback printing, TX1561, 1976, 112 pages. Illustrations by Ursula Koering.

DESCRIPTION: “The rumbling and shaking awakens Kimo. There is a terrible roaring sound and the air smells sharp and hot. Through the window Kimo sees flames shoot up…the lava is burning the fields!

     ‘We’ve got to get out of here,’ he cries, ‘or we’ll be trapped and burnt…'” (from the back cover)


About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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