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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)
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.

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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
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of the Scorpion
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ISBN: 0-439-57782-9 / 978-0-439-57782-3 (USA edition)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
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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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