The House of the Scorpion

Nancy Farmer (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 01, 2004
Pages
380
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780689852237

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About the Author

Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm; A Girl Named Disaster; and The House of the Scorpion, which also won the National Book Award and the Printz Honor. Other books include The Lord of Opium, The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, The Islands of the Blessed, Do You Know Me, The Warm Place, and three picture books for young children. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.

Reviews

* "An inspiring tale of friendship, survival, hope, and transcendence."--Kirkus, starred review
* "This is a powerful, ultimately hopeful story that builds on today's sociopolitical, ethical, and scientific issues and prognosticates a compelling picture of what the future could bring. All of these serious issues are held together by a remarkable coming-of-age story."--Booklist, starred review
* "Farmer's novel may be futuristic, but it hits close to home, raising questions of what it means to be human, what is the value of life, and what are the responsibilities of a society. Readers will be hooked from the first page."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This is mind-expanding fiction for older teens that also works for adults--think Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Orwell's 1984 or Nevil Shute's On the Beach."--USA Today
"Strong, rough, exciting reading."--Chicago Tribune
"A story rich in twists and tangles, heroes and heroines, villages and dupes, and often dazzlingly beautiful descriptive prose."--The Boston Globe