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A Girl Named Disaster

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This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!

Eleven-year-old Nhamo lives in a traditional village in Mozambique, where she doesn't quite fit in. When her family tries to force her into marrying a cruel man, she runs away to Zimbabwe, hoping to find the father she's never met. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a dangerous year-long adventure, and Nhamo must summon her innermost courage to ensure her survival.

About the Author

Before becoming a writer, Nancy Farmer lived in Africa, and her work there included monitoring water weeds in Mozambique and helping to control tsetse flies in Zimbabwe. Since then, she has earned a host of prestigious awards for her writing, including three Newbery Honors for THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM; A GIRL NAMED DISASTER; and THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION. She lives in Menlo Park, California, with her husband. Visit her online at www.nancyfarmerwebsite.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545356626
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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