Trouble

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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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"Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry's older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin's preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school--and in the well-established town where Henry's family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents' knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.

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User Review  - Melissa Mcavoy - Goodreads

A humorous retelling of an Eritrean folktale. Trouble always found Tekleh, a young goatherder. His father makes him a board game, gebeta,(like mancala), that is supposed to keep him out of trouble. A ... Read full review

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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

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JANE KURTZ lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from the American Girl Today series, Anna Was Here, and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award. Visit her website at  www.janekurtz.com .

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