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Jane Kurtz

Autor(a) de Johnny Appleseed

90+ Works 4,300 Membros 108 Críticas

About the Author

Jane Kurtz moved with her family to Ethiopia when she was two years old and spent most of her childhood there. Drawing on vivid memories and extensive research, she has written both fiction and nonfiction books set in Ethiopia. Many of her books have won awards -- including her first middle-grade mostrar mais novel, The Storyteller's Beads, and her most recent picture book, River Friendly, River Wild. In addition to her own writing, Ms. Kurtz enjoys teaching and talking about writing She speaks at schools and conferences Since 1997, Ms. Kurtz has traveled back to Ethiopia and East Africa several times, and she hopes to continue to do so regularly. When not traveling, she lives in Kansas with her husband mostrar menos

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Obras por Jane Kurtz

Johnny Appleseed (2004) 1,140 exemplares
Lanie (2010) 399 exemplares
Fire on the Mountain (1994) — Autor — 265 exemplares
Do Kangaroos Wear Seat Belts? (2005) 252 exemplares
The Storyteller's Beads (1998) 250 exemplares
Faraway Home (2000) 130 exemplares
River Friendly, River Wild (2000) 116 exemplares
Water Hole Waiting (2002) 114 exemplares
What Do They Do with All That Poo? (2018) 102 exemplares
In the Small, Small Night (2005) 63 exemplares
Trouble (1753) 62 exemplares
I'm Sorry, Almira Ann (1999) 50 exemplares
Anna Was Here (2013) 49 exemplares
Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun (1996) 47 exemplares
Pulling the Lion's Tail (1995) 42 exemplares
Jakarta Missing (2001) 42 exemplares
Only a Pigeon (1997) — Autor — 42 exemplares
Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America (2004) — Editor; Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Bicycle Madness (2003) 28 exemplares
The Feverbird's Claw (2004) 26 exemplares
Chickens on the Loose (2021) 24 exemplares
Planet Jupiter (2017) 21 exemplares
Almaz and the Lion (1995) 11 exemplares
I'm Calling Molly (1990) 3 exemplares
Jane Kurtz and You (2007) 2 exemplares
Look! = Ilaalaa! (2020) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1952-04-17
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Portland, Oregon, USA
Locais de residência
Maji, Ethiopia
Kansas, USA
Agente
Kari Sutherland (Bradford Literary)

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Assinalado
melodyreads | Jan 11, 2024 |
A sweet story of an Ethiopian boy who raises pigeons. He is eagerly awaiting the hatching of some eggs, has to guard the coop at night from a mongoose, and challenges another boy to a "homing" contest. The watercolor illustrations add to the dreamy, quiet atmosphere. At the back of the book is a glossary of Amharic words, a note from the author explaining the practice of raising pigeons and their homing instincts, as well as a photo of the boy who inspired the story with his pigeons.
 
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labfs39kids | Jan 5, 2024 |
While dinosaur bones are already interesting, a historic fight between two men over ancient bones grabs even more attention.

O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope were two lead paleontologists around 1860, and they happened to become good friends. Each ones' new discoveries made the other one cheer...until one of them made a mistake while puzzling the latest bones together. What was once friendship turned into a determined race, each one trying to discover more new dinosaurs than the other. But the surprise can be found in who truly won their ruthless competition.

These pages prove that history isn't boring...but of course, dinosaur bones already will win more than a few readers over. Beginning with the warmth of an inspiring and fun friendship, this book launches into the interesting relationship between two men as they hunted for bones, discovered many new locations, and named more than a couple of their finds. While this doesn't go into depth about dinosaur facts or excavation, it does give a general idea about what happened when bones were discovered, what dinosaurs these men found and named (brontosaurus, stegosaurus, etc), and a glimpse at the competition, which surrounded these finds. It also demonstrates how mistakes were made when piecing these bones together.

The author does a great job at keeping the text and story interesting. Readers will have no problem identifying with the frustration when friendships sour, and they will wonder and shake their heads (and even giggle) at the nonsense the two caused as they tried to out-do each other. The ending does bring in a message about these types of fights (very subtly), but more importantly, carries an uplifting surprise.

As if the story itself wasn't well written for the age group (and older readers), the illustrations will have young dinosaur fans gazing at the pages. These aren't done in great detail but are easy to identify. Plus, the couple mistakes made by the men will have dinosaur fans smiling and show that these discoveries weren't always easy. I received an ARC and found this more interesting than I even thought it'd be.
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tdrecker | Dec 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
90
Also by
1
Membros
4,300
Popularidade
#5,842
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
108
ISBN
189
Línguas
4

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