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Harcourt Brace, Feb 1, 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

Review: Trouble

User Review  - Katie Spencer - Goodreads

What an adventurous and curious little boy Tekleh was. But trouble always seemed to find him, not matter what he did to avoid it! He would ruin the coffee beans and accidently lose track of the family ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Jane Kurtz is a highly acclaimed author of books for young readers. Her picture books include "Fire on the Mountain, " an honor book for the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award, and "River Friendly, River Wild, " winner of the Golden Kite Award for picture book text. Christopher Kurtz previously collaborated with his sister, Jane, on "Only a Pigeon, " which won a Parents' Choice Gold Award and an African Studies Association Award. Jane and Christopher spent part of their childhoods in a remote village in Ethiopia. Christopher returned to Ethiopia to teach as an adult and spent many hours with monkeys at the Awash National Park. Jane visited the water hole at Treetops, Kenya, while working on this story. Jane Kurtz lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Christopher Kurtz lives in Portland, Oregon.

Bernhard is an illustrator, primarily of children's books.

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