A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy FarmerA Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

A Girl Named Disaster

byNancy Farmer

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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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.
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 Th...
Title:A Girl Named DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.55 × 5.25 × 0.77 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545356628

ISBN - 13:9780545356626


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Date published: 2018-02-01

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*"An unforgettable work." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Rewarding." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"This story is humorous and heart wrenching, complex and multilayered... An engrossing and memorable saga." - School Library Journal, starred review