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Almaz and the Lion by Jane Kurtz
Published by Puffin, 1995

How can the task of pulling a hair from a lion’s tail possibly help a little Ethiopian girl gain her shy new mother’s affection? Almaz’s grandfather isn’t the wisest man of the village for nothing, however…

 
Almaz and the Lion by Jane Kurtz

Jane Kurtz, author of Mamo on the Mountain, has adapted a traditional Ethiopian tale, illuminated by Floyd Cooper’s beautifully textured paintings.

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