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ISBN13: 9780140376418
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The year is 2194, and Tendai, his brother, and his sister — the children of Zimbabwei's chief of security — have escaped from their father's estate to explore the dangerous city of Harare. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm was a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable Children's Book, a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, and received a Golden Kite Award, and a Parents' Choice Award. It received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

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General Matsika's children steal out of the house on a forbidden adventure--and disappear. In Zimbabwe, in the year 2194, the children's parents call in Africa's most unusual detectives--the Ear, the Eye and the Arm--who have powers far beyond those of other human beings. The children must avoid the evils of the past, the technology of the future, and a motley assortment of criminals in order to return home safely. 1995 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Jennifer Peters, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jennifer Peters)
I love reading a book and feeling like I know the characters, and that they are still alive after I finish the book, because they were so real. Tendai is now one of my heroes. I feel like Arm, Ear, and Eye are so much like regular people--a little odd, a little limited, a little self-conscious, and possessing tremendous abilities and potential.

Sometimes, good vs. evil comes to the point where one must either choose to give up (submit to evil) or give up life or freedom while staying true to good. This can take place in dramatic events and in small, moment-by-moment choices. This book does both very well.

What a subtle, eye-opening commentary on society's levels--the same kind of people exist in each level; the elements of appearance just vary.

I loved and was moved by this book. I consequently read and found fascinating the author's online autobiography--what a story in itself!
I shortly after recommended both (the book and the biography) to my parents.
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Max Schofer, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Max Schofer)
“The Ear The Eye And The Arm” are detectives in Zimbabwe, Africa, in the year 2194. In this book they receive a message from General Matsika that his children have been kidnapped. The detectives are always a footstep behind the children in their journey. This book is full of adventures, evil, action, and touching moments. The characters will interest you with their creative details, such as their appearance, their talents, and their emotions. The book ends up in two directions, splitting the story into the General’s children and the “Ear the Eye and the Arm”. I had to read several parts over to understand them but it’s not too challenging. This book takes the characters from the difficult to access “Resthaven” to “The Mile-High Macllain Hotel”. The comic sequences of this got me laughing out loud like the part when the detectives where at The Mile High Macllain in the glass elevator and Eye, who is afraid of heights, starts screaming. My favorite parts of the book were the cool inventions like the holophone and the floating cars. I very strongly recommend this book to every one older than 9 years old or to strong readers.
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Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Jo Sigmund)
In the book Ear, Eye and Arm Tendai is a boy from somewhere in Africa. He wants out of his fathers strict control. His father is the chief of police and has a lot of money. Tendai feels his father is too harsh and like a drill sergeant. I think the story takes place in Zimbabwe around 2194. Tendai is around 10 or 12 when he decides to escape with his siblings Rita and Kuda. They go on adventures no one could ever imagine. The children get lost and The Ear, Eye and Arm are three detectives that are hired to try and find the children.
Tendai and his siblings dash across the street away from the She Elephant. They touch the cool pavement and they sigh in relief. The mountains of trash start to turn into people, suddenly they spot a bus terminal. They rush toward a bus just arriving. When they get in Tendai asks the bus driver “please let us in sir” and the bus driver says “Oka, CRAAAAACCK! The She Elephant sticks a knife into the window.
This is a scene from the book Ear, Eye and Arm. I liked this scene because it is very suspenseful. I liked this book because things happen when you least expect them to. Overall I would give Ear, Eye and Arm a eight and a half out of ten, because some of the characters were unnecessary. These extra characters did add excitement to the book though.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140376418
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
er, Nancy
Author:
Farm
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Zimbabwe
Subject:
Blacks -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
nr. 2
Publication Date:
19951001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.72x5.08x.84 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , General Matsika's children steal out of the house on a forbidden adventure--and disappear. In Zimbabwe, in the year 2194, the children's parents call in Africa's most unusual detectives--the Ear, the Eye and the Arm--who have powers far beyond those of other human beings. The children must avoid the evils of the past, the technology of the future, and a motley assortment of criminals in order to return home safely. 1995 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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