The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 143910655X
Year 2010-05-11
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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MATTEO ALACRáN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9780689852220
Year 2002-09-01
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrâon, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 1471118312
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471120381
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s The House of the Scorpion

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s  The House of the Scorpion Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410348470
Year 2016-06-29
Pages 31
Language en
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781442482562
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?

A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 0545229782
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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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.

The Ear the Eye and the Arm

The Ear  the Eye  and the Arm Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 0531068293
Year 1994
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules Author Erin Bow
ISBN-10 9781481442718
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis’s strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

The Scorpion s Sting Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

The Scorpion s Sting  Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War Author James Oakes
ISBN-10 9780393239935
Year 2014-05-19
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Explores the Civil War and the anti-slavery movement, specifically highlighting the plan to help abolish slavery by surrounding the slave states with territories of freedom and discusses the possibility of what could've been a more peaceful alternative to the war. 17,000 first printing.

Scorpions

Scorpions Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 0061975060
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary! When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers—including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship. Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!

The Night of the Scorpion

The Night of the Scorpion Author Anthony Horowitz
ISBN-10 0744400538
Year 1985
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher James Clarke & Co.
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In this new story by the author of The Devil's Doorbell, Martin Hopkins and Richard Cole are together again. They soon find themselves airbound for Peru where Richard immediately gets arrested, Martin is beaten up and robbed of all his belongings, and he and a new friend Pedro, are chased by a sinister Mr Todd into a world of intrigue, suspicion and danger. In the end they are forced to take on the saving of life itself and Martin calls on all his strength and mystical power to combat the evil influences around them.

The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471116537
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, Jack has managed to cause an earthquake which demolishes a monastery. It appears that sometimes, the magic just doesn't quite work out… but then he is, after all, only a bard-in-training! So when Lucy is unceremoniously carried off by the Lady of the Lake, Jack gives chase and follows her through the Hollow Road which lies underground. Aided by his friend, Thorgil, the berserker, and slave girl, Pega, Jack uncovers an unexpected world of hidden caves, hobgoblins, kelpies and elves - not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children and torment them… could this be the fate of his sister? Underground, Jack discovers that his actions will determine the fate of both worlds...

The Pearl

The Pearl Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9780141962832
Year 2011-03-03
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. A haunting and timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.

The Scorpions of Zahir

The Scorpions of Zahir Author Christine Brodien-Jones
ISBN-10 9780385739337
Year 2012
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Eleven-year-old Zagora Pym, who possesses an otherworldly stone, travels to the Moroccan desert with her archaeologist father and astronomy-obsessed brother on a quest to save the ancient city of Zahir.