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The House of the Scorpion

(2002)
(The first book in the House of the Scorpion series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
MATTEO ALACRaN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED.

His DNA came from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patron. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patron's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacran Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4395-2874-8 / 978-1-4395-2874-7 (USA edition)
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July 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: House Of The Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-606-30742-7 / 978-0-606-30742-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7569-2808-7 / 978-0-7569-2808-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House Of The Scorpion (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4176-1900-7 / 978-1-4176-1900-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of...The Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7862-5048-8 / 978-0-7862-5048-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-439-57782-9 / 978-0-439-57782-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-689-85222-3 / 978-0-439-57929-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4711-1831-2 / 978-1-4711-1831-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7862-6990-1 / 978-0-7862-6990-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-689-85223-1 / 978-0-689-85223-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-689-83770-4 / 978-0-689-83770-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
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Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 0-7435-7246-7 / 978-0-7435-7246-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4025-4173-2 / 978-1-4025-3128-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
ISBN: 1-4025-4556-8 / 978-1-4025-4556-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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