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A Girl Named Disaster is a 1996 novel by Nancy Farmer. In 1997, Farmer won the Newbery Honor for the novel, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

A Girl Named Disaster is a 1996 novel by Nancy Farmer. The book explores the qualities needed to survive in a hostile environment (particularly by a woman), coming-of-age and the availability of spiritual guidance. Nhamo is an 11-year-old girl living in a traditional Shona village located in Mozambique around 1981

Nancy Farmer A Girl Named Disaster. Nhamo is a virtual slave in her African village in 1981.

The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El Patrón in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. 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. A Girl Named Disaster.

This 1997 Newbery Honor book, which is set in Africa, is both a survival story and a spiritual voyage. Overall A Girl Named Disaster is a compelling story that I enjoyed reading. It is an appropriate challenge for middle school students. is a stunning creation?while she serves as a fictional ambassador from a foreign culture, she is supremely human.

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Orchard books, new york. Some of it appears in A Girl Named Disaster. Nhamo’s island is real, and so is the baboon troop

Orchard books, new york. An imprint of scholastic inc. To Harold. Nhamo’s island is real, and so is the baboon troop. I have sat still long enough to let a baby baboon groom me, but I don’t recommend it. Those babies are strong enough to pull out all your hair. I have been over every mile of Nhamo’s journey, from the village devastated by cholera to the tsetse fly camp in Zimbabwe. I never did become a superstar scientist.

A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage . 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.

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. 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.

A Girl Named Disaster book. Newbery Medal Honor Books. A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer A Girl Named Disaster is a 1996 novel by Nancy Farmer

A Girl Named Disaster book. 318 books - 428 voters. Middle Grade & YA Wilderness/Survival Stories. A Girl Named Disaster, Nancy Farmer A Girl Named Disaster is a 1996 novel by Nancy Farmer. Nhamo is an 11-year-old girl living in a traditional Shona village located in Mozambique around 1981. She was raised with the knowledge and customs of her tribe.

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Richard Jackson/Orchard Books). Honor Books: Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (Clarion). The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (Jackson/Orchard). Moorchild by Eloise McGraw (Margaret McElderry/Simon & Schuster). The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow/Morrow).

The ruins of her belongings lay around her, but she didn’t bother to check them. The sun had passed over the trees once or perhaps twice since she had crawled to her present bed. Rumpy hadn’t been interested in those calabashes. She had eaten nothing. What was the point? She didn’t even put her arms around the grain bag. She couldn’t bring herself to touch it. Below, the baboons ransacked the smoking-platform. Nhamo turned on her side and watched a line of ants move up the tree trunk. Perhaps they had found their way to the kudu meat

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Eleven-year-old Nhamo flees her impending marriage to a wicked man and embarks on a canoe trip to find her father, in a journey that takes her into the heart of Lake Cabora Bassa in Mozambique.

Comments: (7)

Kulalas
My daughter and I have read the two Scorpion books and the Sea of Trolls trilogy, all by Nancy Farmer, all excellent. So we decided to go back and check on some of Farmer's earlier items. Am I glad we did. If anything, Disaster is even better. While her later books are heavy on adventure and social commentary, Disaster (as well as Ear, Eye, Arm) dwell largely at the personal level. Still plenty of adventure but I feel that we get to know Nhamo much more than we do the protagonists of Farmer's more recent books (Jack and Matt). And this is to our advantage. The nuance of Nhamo's many-faceted character is a delight to discover. So, interestingly, are the characters of Zimbabwe and Mozambique; Farmer really brings this corner of the African continent alive and tangible and genuinely interesting. This and Ear, Eye, Arm are truly great books.
RuTGamer
I've loved this book since middle school, and re-reading it now in my early 20s, I still love it. Excellent storytelling - very straightforward and simple, but not dumbed down. The characters feel like actual human beings, and while it's set in a real place on planet Earth, it still lives in a mysterious universe all its own. Whether Nhamo is actually communing with spirits or it's all in her head is left up to interpretation - Farmer just tells the story as Nhamo sees it, and doesn't set out to prove or disprove anything. That being said, the straightforward method of storytelling isn't for everyone - if you like a really complex narrative with a lot of exposition, you will be disappointed (not saying that's a bad thing, just clarifying the writing style here). Overall, I'd recommend this book for kids or adults - both would probably enjoy it.
Burirus
This is a terrific story appropriate for a pre-teen girl. I read it outloud to my daughter and later bought it for my niece. It is a powerful plot and will give a young girl many things to contemplate and relate to. Highly recommended!
DireRaven
The survival story seems to be big in middle school novels so it was nice to read one about a girl. I thought the writing was skilled but the middle was too slow and plodding. The girl's trials in tribal Africa were too severe. She is rejected by just about every human she encounters. She sets out alone in a boat, having never been in one before, in order to avoid a horrendous future. Every time she makes some progress it is wiped out by misfortune. She finds herself at the brink of death at least four times. Nancy Farmer vividly explains Disaster's daily activities right up until the end. Then her whole back story is revealed in one short chapter. Overall A Girl Named Disaster is a compelling story that I enjoyed reading. It is an appropriate challenge for middle school students.
Qutalan
Damn sad story. I read it because its on the Sonlight reading list for core F. I will tell you its reality though. Young girl runs away from a forced marriage to older man. It has a very slow start, and sometimes too much conversation in her own head about demons and ghosts. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Cel
I bought this book for a friend after I read a copy I borrowed from the library. This is a great story and, although I have spent a lot of time in Mozambique, I learned a lot reading this book about some aspects of rural village life that outsiders don't always get to see. It's a great story and a great look into another culture. I couldn't put it down! Nhamo is a strong female lead and role model for girls, but this book would be enjoyable for any reader who likes a good adventure book.
Dilmal
I bought this book for my 13 year old daughter and she is very intrigued with the reading. She is now learning about the tribes in Brazil and other social lifestyles in school and this book hit a cord with her interests.

I just read an article about "undiscovered people" and when shared with corresponding videos on youtube, she is starting to discover the world without Apple, Microsoft, and all other electronics and social complexities.

This book triggers new thoughts in young readers, but needs to be complemented with real world examples to make it a "teachable moment". Otherwise, this book will become just another made up story.
What a great book, my 11 yr. old granddaughter read this book and couldn't put it down.
A Girl Named Disaster (Newbery Honor Book) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0531088898
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Orchard Books (October 1, 1996)
Pages: 309 pages