Jane Kurtz

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General Information

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Name: Jane Kurtz

Pen Name: None

Born: 1952 in Portland, Oregon

Website: www.janekurtz.com

Email: jean@daytonbookings.com

Illinois Connection

Jane Kurtz was a teacher then director of Carbondale New School in Carbondale, Illinois from 1975-1981.

Biographical and Professional Information

When Jane was two years old her family moved and she grew up in a remote corner of Ethiopia, living there until she came back to the United States to attend college.

Jane currently lives in Kansas with her husband.

Published Works

  • Ethiopia, Roof of Africa, Macmillan/SilverBurdett, 1991
  • Fire on the Mountain, Simon and Schuster, 1994
  • Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun, Houghton Mifflin, 1996
  • Trouble, Harcourt , 1997
  • Only a Pigeon, Simon and Schuster, 1997
  • The Storyteller`s Beads, Harcourt, 1998
  • Home Again, Harcourt, 1999
  • River Friendly/ River Wild, A Flood Diary, Simon Schuster, 1999
  • Terrific Connections, Teacher Ideas Press, 1999
  • I`m Sorry, Almira Ann, Holt, 1999
  • Water Hole Waiting, Greenwillow Books, 2008
  • Lanie, Plesant Co, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa (Discovering Our Heritage)

ISBN: 0875184839
Release Date: 1991-11

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Fire on the Mountain

ISBN: 0613049748
Release Date: 1998-01

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ISBN: 0152002197
Release Date: 1997-02-01

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Only a Pigeon

ISBN: 0689800770
Release Date: 1997-05-01

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The storyteller's beads

ISBN: 0439155096
Release Date: 2000

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Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers: Real Space and Virtual Links (Teacher Ideas Press)

ISBN: 1563087448
Release Date: 1999-11-15

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I'm Sorry, Almira Ann

ISBN: 0606222340
Release Date: 2002-02

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Water Hole Waiting

ISBN: 0060298502
Release Date: 2002-03-26

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Lanie (American Girl Today)

ISBN: 1593696825
Release Date: 2010-01-01

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Literary Awards

Golden Kite Award and others, including the PEN West Literary Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jane Kurtz on WorldCat

Jane Kurtz on Amazon


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