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A Girl Named Disaster

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ISBN13: 9780140386356
ISBN10: 0140386351
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Nhamo’s mother is dead, and her father is gone. She is a virtual slave in her small African village. Before her twelfth birthday, Nhamo learns that she must marry a cruel man with three other wives and decides desperately to run away. Alone on the river, in a stolen boat, she is swept into the uncharted heart of a great lake. There, she battles drowning, starvation, and wild animals, and comes to know Africa’s mystical, luminous spirits. Nancy Farmer’s masterful storytelling makes this a truly spellbinding novel and readers will be cheering for Nhamo from beginning to end. A gripping adventure, equally a survival story and a spiritual voyage. Nhamo is a stunning creation while she serves as a fictional ambassador from a foreign culture, she is supremely human. An unforgettable work.

Synopsis:

Nhamo's mother is dead, and her father is gone. Before her twelfth birthday, Nhamo learns that she must marry a cruel man with three other wives — and decides desperately to run away. Through the course of her journey, she faces drowning and starvation and comes to know Africa's mystical, luminous spirits.

Synopsis:

After the death of her mother, Nhamo is left a virtual slave in her small African village. Upon learning that before her 12th birthday she must marry a cruel man with three other wives, Nhamo desperately decides to run away.

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vilex7vilane, August 26, 2006 (view all comments by vilex7vilane)
'A Girl Named Disaster' is one of the best books I have ever read. I learned a lot about Shona tradition and the part where Nhamo thought Jesus was a 'ngozi' was funny. I give it a 9.2!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140386356
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Zimbabwe
Subject:
Mozambique
Subject:
Zimbabwe Fiction.
Subject:
Shona (African people) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Shona
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
19980301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.77x5.13x.89 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 320 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140386356 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nhamo's mother is dead, and her father is gone. Before her twelfth birthday, Nhamo learns that she must marry a cruel man with three other wives — and decides desperately to run away. Through the course of her journey, she faces drowning and starvation and comes to know Africa's mystical, luminous spirits.
"Synopsis" by , After the death of her mother, Nhamo is left a virtual slave in her small African village. Upon learning that before her 12th birthday she must marry a cruel man with three other wives, Nhamo desperately decides to run away.

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