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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Tekleh is curious. Tekleh likes adventure. And trouble always seems to find him, no matter how hard he tries to avoid it. One day Tekleh’s father decides that a gebeta (also known as mancala) board will help keep Tekleh occupied--and out of trouble. “Time and place will prove no barrier to kids’ identification with an inadvertent mischiefmaker.”--The Bulletin

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User Review  - eggiovanetti - LibraryThing

This story is about a young boy who keeps getting into trouble, so his father gives him a game board that he is sure will keep his son out of trouble. The boy goes and trades the game for all kids of things, but ends right back up with the game board. He returns home to his unsuspecting father. Read full review

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User Review  - Scooping it Up - Goodreads

My children love this story. Tension builds as the young hero gets further and further away from what is going to be 'OK' but he manages to make it all work out in the end. My kids love the relief and ... Read full review


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JANEnbsp;KURTZnbsp;lives in Portland, Oregon.nbsp;Shenbsp;has written more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children,nbsp;includingnbsp;Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from thenbsp;American Girl Today series,nbsp;Anna Was Here,nbsp;and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award.nbsp;Visit her website atnbsp; .

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