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The Fire: An Ethiopian Folk Tale Heinz Janisch

The Fire: An Ethiopian Folk Tale

Heinz Janisch

Published August 13th 2002
ISBN : 9780888994509
Hardcover
32 pages
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 About the Book 

In this traditional Ethiopian tale, a faithful, longtime slave asks his master to free him. The master replies that he will free the man once he has spent the night all alone and naked on a mountaintop in the freezing cold. In despair, the slave asksMoreIn this traditional Ethiopian tale, a faithful, longtime slave asks his master to free him. The master replies that he will free the man once he has spent the night all alone and naked on a mountaintop in the freezing cold. In despair, the slave asks the help of a wise old man who, through an act of friendship, helps him outwit the master. The simple text and evocative illustrations bring this universal story to life. A portion of royalties from The Fire will be donated to the International Board on Books for Young People.