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Author Kuegler, Sabine.

Title Child of the jungle : the true story of a girl caught between two worlds / Sabine Kuegler.

Publication Info. New York : Warner Books, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. KUEGLER, S.    Storage
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY KUEGLER    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG KUEGLER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-KUEGLER, S.    Check Shelf
Edition First Warner Books edition.
Description x, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents My story -- Lost valley -- First encounter -- Fayu tribe -- Where everything began -- Discovery of the Faye -- Invitation into the stone age -- Day in the jungle -- Nightly visitors -- First war -- Animal collection (Part one) -- Bow and arrow -- Seasons of the jungle -- Cycle of death -- News from the outside world -- Jungle dangers -- Doris and Doriso Bosa -- Nakire -- Boat excursions -- My brother Ohri -- Bat wings and grilled worms -- Fayu language -- Tarzan and Jane -- Animal collection (Part two) -- Malaria and other diseases -- Learning forgiveness -- Judith grows up -- My friend Faisa -- Jungle time -- Good spirit, bad spirit -- Deciding war -- Time passes -- Vacation to the homeland -- Jungle calls -- Baby without a name -- Beauty and the beast -- Bisa and Beisa -- Reverse gear -- It is not good for man to be alone -- Infidelity and other problems of life -- Day that Ohri died -- My new tribe -- Chateau beau cedre -- Alone -- Full circle back to the beginning -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Some interesting facts about Irian Jaya -- Appendix B: People, places, animals and language.
Summary Sabine Kuegler's childhood was far from typical. The child of German linguists and missionaries, she spent her youth living among the Fayu tribe in the most remote jungles of West Papua, Indonesia. There, as her family struggled for acceptance among the tightly knit and fiercely loyal community, Sabine spent her time swimming with crocodiles, shooting poisonous spiders with arrows, and chewing on pieces of bat-wing in place of gum. And she was happy. It wasn't until her world was upended at the age of 17 that Sabine experienced true fear for the first time: she was sent off to a boarding school in Switzerland and forced to confront the culture clash of modern Western society--giving her plenty of reason to be afraid. This is her remarkable true story.--From publisher description.
Subject Kuegler, Sabine -- Childhood and youth.
Germans -- Indonesia -- Papua -- Biography.
Children, White -- Indonesia -- Papua -- Biography.
Jungles -- Indonesia -- Papua.
Fayu (Indonesian people)
Papua (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
Papua (Indonesia) -- Biography.
Girls -- Switzerland -- Montreux -- Biography.
Boarding schools -- Switzerland -- Montreux.
Adjustment (Psychology) in children -- Switzerland -- Montreux.
Adjustment (Psychology) -- Switzerland -- Montreux.
Added Title Dschungelkind. English
ISBN 0446579068
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