A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster

by Nancy Farmer

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545356626
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 76,513
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x (d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

Hometown:

Menlo Park, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1941

Place of Birth:

Phoenix, Arizona

Education:

B.A., Reed College, 1963

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