Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz

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As her father prepares for a trip back to his childhood home in Ethiopia, Desta begins to worry. Where does her father truly belong--in the village of his youth or here in America with her? What was growing up in Ethiopia like? And will her father's love for his family be enough to bridge these two worlds and bring him back to her? •A powerful portrait of a contemporary American immigrant family •From a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning artist •Portrays a heartwarming father-daughter relationship •Junior Library Guild Selection
 

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Published March 6, 2000 by Gulliver Books. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Lewis's (previously paired with Kurtz for Fire on the Mountain) luminous watercolors light up this warm tale of family ties and the tug of homelands left behind. When Desta's father receives word that

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And in soaringly lyrical language, she paints a word picture of the Ethiopia where she herself grew up, a place where ""shepherds pipe songs of longing in the hills, and thousands of flamingos flap in a pink cloud over the Great Rift Valley lakes."" Lewis's brush is deft: in a series of tender ch...

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Author Jane Kurtz calls forth a loving picture of shepherds piping haunting songs of longing in the hills and a young boy who sleeps on the floor of his mother's home and thinks of the moon and stars as night-lights to comfort him.

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