This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!
Eleven-year-old Nhamo lives in a traditional village in Mozambique, where she doesn't quite fit in. When her family tries to force her into marrying a cruel man, she runs away to Zimbabwe, hoping to find the father she's never met. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a dangerous year-long adventure, and Nhamo must summon her innermost courage to ensure her survival.
* "An unforgettable work." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Rewarding." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "This story is humorous and heart wrenching, complex and multilayered. . . . An engrossing and memorable saga." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Before becoming a writer, Nancy Farmer lived in Africa, and her work there included monitoring water weeds in Mozambique and helping to control tsetse flies in Zimbabwe. Since then, she has earned a host of prestigious awards for her writing, including three Newbery Honors for The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm; A Girl Named Disaster; and The House of the Scorpion. She lives in Menlo Park, California, with her husband. Visit her online at www.nancyfarmerwebsite.com.