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The Resource A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer, (electronic resource)

A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer, (electronic resource)

Label
A Girl Named Disaster
Title
A Girl Named Disaster
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Farmer
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
While journeying to Zimbabwe from Mozambique, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1997
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
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078177
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1941-
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Farmer, Nancy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545229784
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ba9b3419-b0bd-4ca7-a24f-26c4246b6b44
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545229784
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ba9b3419-b0bd-4ca7-a24f-26c4246b6b44
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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