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The house of the scorpion

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile materials
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Farmer, Nancy.
House of the scorpion.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2002
(DLC) 2001056594
(OCoLC)48796533
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0689852223 9780689852220
OCLC Number: 48796533
Notes: Sequel: The lord of Opium.
"A Richard Jackson Book."
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2003.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2003.
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2003.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 660
Description: 380 pages : genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Youth: 0 to 6 : In the beginning ; The little house in the poppy fields ; Property of the Alacrán estate ; María ; Prison --
Middle age: 7 to 11 : El patrón ; Teacher ; The eejit in the dry field ; The secret passage ; A cat with nine lives ; The giving and taking of gifts ; The thing on the bed ; The lotus pond ; Celia's story --
Old age: 12 to 14 : A starved bird ; Brother wolf ; The eejit pens ; The dragon hoard ; Coming-of-age ; Esperanza ; Blood wedding ; Betrayal --
Age 14: Death ; A final good-bye ; The farm patrol --
La vida nueva : The lost boys ; A five-legged horse ; The plankton factory ; Washing a dusty mind ; When the whales lost their legs ; Ton-ton ; Found out ; The boneyard ; The shrimp harvester ; El día de los muertos ; The castle on the hill ; Homecoming ; The house of eternity.
Responsibility: Nancy Farmer.
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In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

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