A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c1996.
ISBN: 9780531095393
0531095398
9780531088890
0531088898
Branch Call Number: J FIC Farme
Characteristics: 309 pages : map

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ilovepiggy
Dec 24, 2014

It was a really nice book, and I enjoyed it a lot! it was kind of confusing at some points, though. I recommend it for ages 12 and up :) enjoy reading it .

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Gammaof2
Mar 20, 2014

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.

FRENCHCOOKIESYUM Jan 14, 2014

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 >:)

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kunst
May 02, 2012

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
Feb 27, 2010

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

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Gifft
May 18, 2006

It gives you a great view of a totally different culture.

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