A girl named Disaster

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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.
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Grouping Title girl named disaster
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display_description While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an 11-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
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subject_facet , Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Africa. -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, FICTION / General, Fiction, Mozambique -- Fiction, Newbery Honor book -- 1997, Paranormal fiction, Shona (African people) -- Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural -- Fiction, Survival, Survival -- Fiction, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe -- Fiction
title_display A girl named Disaster
title_full A girl named Disaster / Nancy Farmer, A girl named disaster [electronic resource] / Nancy Farmer
title_short A girl named Disaster
topic_facet , Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, FICTION / General, Fiction, Newbery Honor book, Paranormal fiction, Shona (African people), Supernatural, Survival