Child of the jungle is a memoir about her childhood and transition to adolescence which she makes after returning to europe kuegler is a good storyteller her experiences are interesting because of their specificity but at the same time they are universal to children everywhere. A child of missionaries accompanies her parents into the remote jungle of indonesian new guinea while not a serious work of ethnography it still provides interesting insights the story of the girl begins when her parents are already committed to this career and tells us a lot about their lives the organization of the station the . Kuegler would later be trapped between her primitive upbringing and her european heritage she grew up a true child of the jungle which is the title of her memoir kuegler learns to speak fayu shoot a bow and arrow and always shake out her boots in case of scorpions. Child of the jungle is the story of a life lived among the fayu and the authors attempt to reconcile her feelings about civilization with those about a life she knew and loved show more product details. Sabine kueglers 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
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