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The Fire: An Ethiopian Folk Tale

by Heinz Janisch

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Tanaka, ShelleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0888994508, Hardcover)

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 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.

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When a faithful, longtime slave asks his master to free him, the master tells him that he will do so once the slave has spent a freezing cold night all alone on a high mountain without clothing or shelter. The slave turns to his friend, a wise old man, for help.… (more)

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