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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides.

A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching 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 lasts a year.

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:
9780531095393
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Publisher:
Orchard Books
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Zimbabwe
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19960901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
10-14

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