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The Resource The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion

Label
The House of the Scorpion
Title
The House of the Scorpion
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Farmer
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Language
eng
Summary
MATTEO ALACRáN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El Patrón, 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 Patrón. El Patrón 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 Patrón'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 Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect
Summary
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2003
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2002
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Teen Book Category, 2005.
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2002.
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2004.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Young Adult Books, 2005.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Junior Books, 2006.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2006.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Senior, 2005.
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076748
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Farmer, Nancy
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
660
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The House of the Scorpion
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1d2949f4-9c0d-4bfe-9dd6-e71ae8dc3ac5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439106556
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The House of the Scorpion
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1d2949f4-9c0d-4bfe-9dd6-e71ae8dc3ac5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439106556
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
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