Faraway Home

Faraway Home

by Jane Kurtz, E. B. Lewis

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Overview

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 81/2 X 11. Full-color illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547351353
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/06/2000
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 22 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

JANE KURTZ lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from the American Girl Today series, Anna Was Here, and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award. Visit her website at  www.janekurtz.com.

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Faraway Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mlsweatman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz. This tells a story about a little girl named Desta and she has to deal with the fact that her father is returning back to the country he immigrated from. She is worried that her father may not come back once he returns home. I enjoyed this story because I understand that its tough to see people leave. Once again, I really enjoyed the pictures that were provided in this story. She does a great job illustrating what is happening in the story.
nboria05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was about a girl who's father was from Ethiopia and had to travel back to Ethiopia to take care of his sick mother. They have some great conversations about what life was like for her father, and how different things are, even down to children in Ethiopia not being able to afford shoes and her having so many. It deals a lot with the differences between the cultures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes Because childern should know were their ancestors come from. It will help them unterstand who thier family come in the pass, I think its good for me to learn and understand who we are and where we come from.