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The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm

(1994)
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
Gr. 7-10. Even readers who don't like sf will be drawn to a hero who has a sense of humor about his serious mission. In Zimbabwe in the year 2194, the military ruler's 13-year-old son and his younger brother and sister leave their technologically overcontrolled home and find themselves on a series of perilous adventures. Tendai and his siblings encounter mile-high buildings and other miracles of scientific advance; they also find fetid slums and toxic waste dumps. As they're kidnapped by gangsters, forced to slave in a plastic mine, and accused of witchcraft, they're pursued by mutant detectives, who are both bumbling and sensitive and who always seem to be just one step behind rescuing the children. In the best section, the siblings find themselves in a traditional Shona village that at first seems idyllic but turns out to also encompass fierce sexism, ignorance, and disease. Throughout the story, it's the thrilling adventure that will grab readers, who will also like the comic, tender characterizations, not only of the brave, defiant trio and the absurd detectives, but also of nearly every one the kids meet, from street gangsters and spiritual healers to the English tribespeople with their weird customs. Tendai's spiritual coming-of-age is the least interesting part of the novel, but teens will like this teenager with "a hot line to the spirit world." Hazel Rochman

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-61383-262-1 / 978-1-61383-262-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2012 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, The Eye, And The Arm (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-606-23944-8 / 978-0-606-23944-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4395-1577-8 / 978-1-4395-1577-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-08-11
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May 2007 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4352-0738-6 / 978-1-4352-0738-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2007-05-15
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7862-7580-4 / 978-0-7862-7580-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-439-53064-4 / 978-0-439-53064-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, The Eye, And The Arm (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-613-45032-9 / 978-0-613-45032-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2002 : USA Turtleback
Title: Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-606-24752-1 / 978-0-606-24752-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1995 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7857-7801-2 / 978-0-7857-7801-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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October 1995 : USA Turtleback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-606-08279-4 / 978-0-606-08279-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1995 : USA Library Binding
Title: The ear, The eye, And The arm (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-613-95123-9 / 978-0-613-95123-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7807-5342-9 / 978-1-4025-4914-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 1995 : UK Hardback
Title: The Ear, The Eye And The Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-85881-147-3 / 978-1-85881-147-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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March 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ear, The Eye, And The Arm (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-531-06829-3 / 978-0-531-06829-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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April 1994 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-531-08679-8 / 978-0-531-08679-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Us
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January 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM (1ST PRT- NEWBERY HONOR)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-439-45445-X / 978-0-439-45445-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: NY Orchard 1994.
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1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Ear the Eye & the Arm 1ST Edition
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-135-65803-X / 978-1-135-65803-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-545-35661-X / 978-0-545-35661-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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January 2002 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-14-131109-6 / 978-0-14-131109-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-14-037641-0 / 978-0-14-037641-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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July 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ear, The Eye And The Arm (Dolphin Books)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-85881-289-5 / 978-1-85881-289-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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September 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-590-60513-5 / 978-0-590-60513-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7887-0431-1 / 978-0-7887-0431-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher:
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