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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)
Newberry Honour Award Winner & National Book Award Winner.

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom . . . because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

Praise for The House of Scorpions:
'It's a pleasure to read science fiction that's full of warm, strong characters... that doesn't rely on violence as the solution to complex problems of right and wrong. It's a pleasure to read.' Ursula K. LeGuin
'Fabulous' Diana Wynne Jones

Also by Nancy Farmer:

The Sea of Trolls
Land of the Silver Apples
The Islands of the Blessed
The Lord of Opium


Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
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July 2004 : USA Library Binding
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House Of The Scorpion (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of...The Scorpion
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2003 : USA Hardback
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
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ISBN: 1-4711-1831-2 / 978-1-4711-1831-9 (UK edition)
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
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ISBN: 0-7862-6990-1 / 978-0-7862-6990-7 (USA edition)
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: House of the Scorpion
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October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: House of the Scorpion
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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January 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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January 2009 : UK Audio edition
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 0-7435-7246-7 / 978-0-7435-7246-0 (USA edition)
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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2003 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4025-4556-8 / 978-1-4025-4556-6 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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