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The House of the Scorpion by [Nancy Farmer]
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* “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)

About the Author

Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the ArmA 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 OpiumThe Sea of TrollsThe Land of the Silver ApplesThe Islands of the BlessedDo You Know MeThe 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.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003L77USE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 8, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 8, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3907 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 407 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0689852223
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 1,873 ratings

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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, in 2002, also won the National Book Award. Other books include The Lord of Opium (sequel to The House of the Scorpion) Do You Know Me: Tapiwa's Uncle, The Warm Place, the Trolls trilogy, three picture books for young children and an adult novel, A New Year's Tale. Nancy Farmer grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and lives with her family in Arizona.

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