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Book Review - Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot (Girls of Many Lands)

Jane Kurtz, Jean-Paul Tibbles (Illustrator)

Reviewer - Ray Ferry


Ray Ferry, one of the Society's Vice-Presidents, has passed on a recommendation for this book that he has received from non-member Marie T. Capps, living in the USA. The author, Jane Kurtz, spent her childhood in Gondar and this story, composed especially for girls, is set during the reign of Yohannes III. The book is about 200 pages in length and contains a glossary and has some excellent photos of people and art.


Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot (Girls of Many Lands) by Jane Kurtz, Jean-Paul Tibbles(Illustrator)
Publisher: American Girl (September, 2003)
Hardbound:210 pages
ISBN: 1584857471 (paperback)
ISBN: 158485829X (hardbound)


Jane Kurtz has written a number of other childrens books with an Ethiopian theme including:

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa (Discovering Our Heritage) by Jane Kurtz. Hardbound: 127 pages. Publisher: Dillon Pr; (November, 1991)
ISBN: 0875184839


Pulling the Lion's Tail by Jane Kurtz, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator). Hardbound: 32 pages. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (September 1, 1995)
ISBN: 0689803249


Trouble by Jane Kurtz, Durga Bernhard (Illustrator). Hardbound: 40 pages. Publisher: Gulliver Books; (February 1, 1997)
ISBN: 0152002197

Only a Pigeon by Jane and Christopher Kurtz, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator). Hardbound: 40 pages. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; (May 1, 1997)
ISBN: 0689800770

Fire on the Mountain by Jane Kurtz, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator). Paperback: 40 pages. Publisher: Aladdin; (January 1, 1998)
ISBN: 0689818963

The Storyteller's Beads by Jane Kurtz, Michael Bryant. Hardbound: 160 pages. Publisher: Gulliver Books; (April 15, 1998)
ISBN: 0152010742

Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator). Hardbound: 32 pages. Publisher: Gulliver Books (March 6, 2000)
ISBN: 0152000364

First Published in News File Summer 2004

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