A Girl Named Disaster

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A Girl Named Disaster

By Nancy Farmer

Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545356626, 309pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

Description

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.


Praise For A Girl Named Disaster

* "An unforgettable work." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
* "Rewarding." --KIRKUS, starred review
* "This story is humorous and heart wrenching, complex and multilayered. . . . An engrossing and memorable saga." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

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