The Lord of Opium

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
411
Dimensions
6.29 X 1.45 X 9.17 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781442482548
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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

"In the much-anticipated sequel to The House of the Scorpion (2002), 14-year-old Matteo Alacrán returns home as the new Lord of Opium.... A vividly imagined tale of a future world full of fascinating characters and moral themes--a tremendous backdrop for one young man's search for identity."--Kirkus Reviews, April 10, 2013
* "Most young readers who loved The House of the Scorpion (2002) when it was first released are now adults, and today's teen audience will need to read the first title in order to fully understand Farmer's brilliantly realized world.... A stellar sequel worth the wait."--Booklist, June 1, 2013, *STARRED REVIEW
* "This highly anticipated sequel to Farmer's National Book Award-winning The House of the Scorpion (2002) begins soon after the funeral of the drug lord El Patrón and the murder of nearly everyone who attended the event. Fourteen-year-old Matt, the dead drug lord's clone, was originally created to provide spare parts for El Patrón, but is now the Lord of Opium.... Once again, Farmer's near-future world offers an electric blend of horrors and beauty. Lyrically written and filled with well-rounded, sometimes thorny characters, this superb novel is well worth the wait."--Publishers Weekly, June 24, 2013, *STARRED REVIEW