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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Girl Named Disaster

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ISBN13: 9780439471442
ISBN10: 0439471443
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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist with fresh, beautiful new designs and new author prefaces and discussion guides.

A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heart-wrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that spans a year.

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This 1997 Newbery Honor Book is the humorous and heart-wrenching story of a young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe.

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babynishi1, November 3, 2007 (view all comments by babynishi1)
i loved this book. i read it once and i would love to read it again. it's so adventurous and it keeps you up all night.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439471442
Publisher:
Orchard
Location:
New York
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Zimbabwe
Subject:
Mozambique
Subject:
Shona
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Series:
Touching Story of a Young Girl Making Her Own Way in the Wor
Series Volume:
68/03
Publication Date:
20031001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
08-12

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A Girl Named Disaster
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"Synopsis" by , This 1997 Newbery Honor Book is the humorous and heart-wrenching story of a young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe.
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