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The fire : an Ethiopian folk tale

Author: Heinz Janisch; Fabricio VandenBroeck; Shelley Tanaka
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Groundwood Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this traditional Ethiopian tale, a slave who has worked tirelessly for many years asks his master to free him. The master laughingly replies that he will do so once the slave has spent the night all alone, without clothing or shelter, on top of a high mountin in the freezing cold. In despair, the slave turns to a wise old man who, through an extraordinary act of friendship, helps him.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz Janisch; Fabricio VandenBroeck; Shelley Tanaka
ISBN: 0888994508 9780888994509
OCLC Number: 51744632
Description: 24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: retold by Heinz Janisch ; illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck ; [translation by Shelley Tanaka].

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In this traditional Ethiopian tale, a slave who has worked tirelessly for many years asks his master to free him. The master laughingly replies that he will do so once the slave has spent the night all alone, without clothing or shelter, on top of a high mountin in the freezing cold. In despair, the slave turns to a wise old man who, through an extraordinary act of friendship, helps him.

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