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A Girl Named Disaster

Farmer, Nancy (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Girl Named Disaster


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While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Authors: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
Title: A girl named Disaster
Publisher: New York :, Orchard Books,, 1996
Characteristics: 303 p. :,maps ;,26 cm
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book"--Half t.p
Summary: While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
ISBN: 0531088898
0531095398
Branch Call Number: FICTION Far
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Report This Mar 20, 2014
  • Gammaof2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At first, I wasn't sure I was going to read this book. In fact, I was prepared to return it. But, I decided to give it a shot, and was glad I did, as you can tell by my rating. This book was very interesting, and for 11 years old, this was a strong and smart young lady. I'm glad things turned out a little better for her in the end.

I love this book so much. Its just that i found it kind of boring after like 7 chapters, and then later on i started to pick it up again. So for me it was boring...then BAM! it was interresting again >:)

A Girl Named Disaster Orphan Nhamo flees her traditional village in Mozambique to find the father she has never met after tragedy and family secrets lead to her to be sold as a bride to a hostile stranger. What starts as a short canoe trip to Zimbabwe, turns into a long and treacherous journey. Along the way Nhamo is visited by ancient spirits and guided through peril by her own strength of will and the companionship and advice of her ancestors. Author Nancy Farmer skillfully and respectfully weaves traditional beliefs and folktales into this gripping and expertly developed story. Part adventure, part spiritual journey, Nhamo's tale of survival will engage any reader looking to delve into a rich culture, and experience a compelling voyage. Grades 6+

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  • Anthonia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best book I read when I was in grade 5!! Absolutely loved it <3

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