The Curse of Urumbu

Written by Piet Prins The story of Dutch immigrant Jack Westerbaan is fast-moving and exciting. A cowhand in Australia, he abandons his Christian faith. At some point he decides to retrace his roots but first he wants to cross the continent one more and visit the places he has not...

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Written by Piet Prins

The story of Dutch immigrant Jack Westerbaan is fast-moving and exciting. A cowhand in Australia, he abandons his Christian faith. At some point he decides to retrace his roots but first he wants to cross the continent one more and visit the places he has not yet seen.

On this journey, he kills a wallaby, not realizing he has thereby violated an aboriginal taboo. The tribe’s witch doctor pronounces a curse on Jack and the hunt is on. Jack's flight lands him in one predicament after another. Yet this story is not just action, it is laced with vivid, geographic descriptions of the always fascinating Australian landscape. Ages 10 and up.

Paperback, 191 pages, b/w illustrations

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