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Kurtz, Jane

Overview
Works: 67 works in 155 publications in 7 languages and 23,709 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Folklore  Poetry  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.K9626, [E]
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Publications about Jane Kurtz
Publications by Jane Kurtz
Most widely held works by Jane Kurtz
Memories of sun : stories of Africa and America ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,249 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories and poems by authors from both continents about life in various African countries and some of the experiences and impressions of Americans in Africa and of Africans in America
Water hole waiting by Jane Kurtz( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
A thirsty monkey waits as the larger animals drink from the water hole on the African savanna
Faraway home by Jane Kurtz( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Desta's father, who needs to return briefly to his Ethiopian homeland, describes what it was like for him to grow up there
Lanie by Jane Kurtz( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Lanie of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who loves nature and the outdoors, wants to go camping with her family but her favorite aunt teaches Lanie to find the wonders of nature anywhere, even in her own backyard
Lanie's real adventures by Jane Kurtz( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Lanie's wildflower garden is thriving and attracting butterflies to her Cambridge, Massachusetts, backyard, but a neighbor not only objects to her growing "weeds," she also uses harmful chemicals on her own plants
Fire on the mountain by Jane Kurtz( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
A clever young shepherd boy uses his wits to gain a fortune for himself and his sister from a haughty rich man
Trouble by Jane Kurtz( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional Eritrean tale in which a young goatherd disobeys his father by inadvertently trading away the board game that was supposed to keep him out of trouble
Saba : under the hyena's foot by Jane Kurtz( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
After being kidnapped and brought to the emperor's palace in Gondar, Ethiopia, twelve-year-old Saba discovers that she and her brother are part of the emperor's desperate attempt to consolidate political power in the mid-1840's
River friendly, river wild by Jane Kurtz( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
A family experiences a renewed appreciation for home and community after they are evacuated during a spring flood and then return to survey the damage
The storyteller's beads by Jane Kurtz( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
During the political strife and famine of the 1980's, two Ethiopian girls, one Christian and the other Jewish and blind, struggle to overcome many difficulties, including their prejudices about each other, as they make the dangerous journey out of Ethiopia
Do kangaroos wear seat belts? by Jane Kurtz( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
On a visit to the zoo, a little boy imagines what it would be like to be various animals, such as a hippopotamus or a penguin, and listens as his mother explains how all parents keep their young ones safe
In the small, small night by Jane Kurtz( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Kofi can't sleep in his new home in the United States, so his older sister Abena soothes his fears about life in a different country by telling him two folktales from their native Ghana about the nature of wisdom and perseverance
I'm sorry, Almira Ann by Jane Kurtz( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Sarah's high spirits help make her family's long journey from Missouri to Oregon more bearable, though they do cause both her and her best friend Almira Ann some problems. Sarah Benton and her family set off on a journey westward, following the Oregon Trail. Sarah's best friend, Almira Ann, is on the trail, too. But the journey sours when Sarah unintentionally scares Almira Ann, causing her to fall out of the wagon and break her leg. As Sarah tries to mend her friendship with Almira Ann, she learns a valuable lesson about difficult, yet rewarding, jouneys
Rain romp : stomping away a grouchy day by Jane Kurtz( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
When she awakens to a gray day, a little girl is in a grouchy mood until she and her parents find a way to make it better
Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Who's that walking along the Ohio? It's Johnny Appleseed! He walks across the land, planting trees wherever he goes. So, everyone, clap your hands for Johnny Appleseed!
Anna was here by Jane Kurtz( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Three generations of the Nickel family reunite when fourth-grader Anna, her Mom and Dad, and four-year-old sister Isabella relocate to Oakwood, Kansas
Bicycle madness by Jane Kurtz( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
In the late nineteenth century, Lillie gains friendship and help with a spelling bee from a neighbor, Frances Willard, who braves criticism to speak about women's rights and learn to ride a bicycle. Includes historical notes
Miro in the kingdom of the sun by Jane Kurtz( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
A young Inca girl succeeds where her brothers and others have failed, when her bird friends help her find the special water that will cure the king's son
Terrific connections with authors, illustrators, and storytellers : real space and virtual links by Toni Buzzeo( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
"Now you can plan the best possible encounters between students, authors, illustrators, and storytellers - in the classroom, library or even cyberspace. Created by a nationally known children's author and a library media specialist, this book shows you how to choose the right guest, successfully contact bookpeople to make arrangements for your event, and make the most of the visit with curriculum connections and learning extensions. You'll also find out how to take advantage of technology to maximize your budget and add even more excitement to your program."--Jacket
The American Southwest resource book : a resource book for teachers and students by Jane Kurtz( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Provides information and suggests resources and activities for understanding all aspects of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and for seeing these states as a distinct region
 
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Languages
English (84)
Tswana (1)
Amharic (1)
Xhosa (1)
Sotho (1)
Afrikaans (1)
Zulu (1)
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