Authors María Retana, Miles Last and illustrator Salva Ferrando are happy to announce the second book in their 2024 bilingual Isabella & Chloe series. Pele's Domains/Los dominios de Pele, a chapter book, will be available this Fall.

Through his artwork, Salva Ferrando extends an invitation to the reader to witness the eruption of Kilauea.

Pele's Domains/Los dominios de Pele, is a bilingual (English and Spanish) chapter book. It will take the reader to Kilauea Volcano, Pele’s home. She is an important goddess in Hawaiian mythology on the Big Island of Hawaii. Pele is commonly referred to as “Madame Pele” or “Tūtū Pele” and is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes.

Outside the domains, Isabella and Chloe encounter Pele’s sister Hi'iaka. She advises the children of how to enter and behave in her sister’s domains. If done cautiously, they will not suffer any harm. Their approach to Pele will determine their success, as they want to avoid offending her. 

Salva Ferrando's stunning artwork shows Madame Pele's enchanted control over the land. 

      Recommended Ages 9-12




How to make an erupting Volcano Soda in the classroom or at home                (Adult supervision is recommended.)


Cardboard, Three 4-oz. plastic cups, 1 teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, Plaster of Paris, ¼ cup vinegar, Liquid dish soap, Water, Red food coloring.


1. On a baking sheet (or other easily cleaned surface), shape cardboard into a broad cone shape using a cup to form a “crater” on top of the volcano.

2. Use Plaster of Paris over the cone to form the volcano (do not get plaster into the crater). Allow to dry completely.

3. Paint or decorate volcano as desired.

4. Mix vinegar, dish soap, a few drops of water, and a few drops of red food coloring in a plastic cup.

5. Add 1 teaspoon ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda into a small, empty plastic cup. Place this cup into the volcano crater.

6. Quickly pour the vinegar mixture into the ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda cup in the crater. Enjoy the “lava” as the volcano erupts.


PS. If you want to share  your Volcano creation with us please send photos to We will be happy to share it on our website. Thanks!