Nancy Farmer A Girl Named Disaster

ISBN 13: 9780788713422

A Girl Named Disaster

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9780788713422: A Girl Named Disaster

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

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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

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Eleven-year-old Nhamo invites young listeners to share her adventures in the wilds of Africa as she flees from her village and a planned marriage to a cruel stranger. Along the way, as Nhamo blossoms into a self-assured young woman, listeners grow with her as they gain a new perspective on the rich cultural diversity present in this world. Narrator Lisette Lecat entices audio-travelers to accompany Nhamo on her journey in a masterful reading. Her English accent and easy characterization make the cross-cultural experience even more compelling. Through Lecat's delightful narration, this newest book by a Newbery Award-winning author will not only entertain listeners, but encourage them to value cultural differences. P.H.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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