A Girl Named Disaster

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Scholastic Inc., Feb 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.
 

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User Review  - alexann - LibraryThing

Finally getting around to reading this classic by Nancy Farmer. I was eager because Nancy is such a wonderful writer, and her knowledge of Africa and its customs is extensive. Plus, this book won just ... Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is a coming of age story of a young girl, Nhamo, whose name means "Disaster". The story takes the form of a quest; Nhamo flees her village to escape an arranged marriage to an evil man. She is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
11
Section 4
17
Section 5
26
Section 6
32
Section 7
48
Section 8
57
Section 15
172
Section 16
180
Section 17
188
Section 18
208
Section 19
215
Section 20
225
Section 21
232
Section 22
245

Section 9
76
Section 10
83
Section 11
99
Section 12
112
Section 13
127
Section 14
144
Section 23
252
Section 24
256
Section 25
274
Section 26
279
Section 27
307
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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 and the Printz Honor. Other books include "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.

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