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The house of the scorpion: The House of the Scorpion Series, Book 1

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This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. 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.
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Grouped Work ID f1c3699b-4bb3-913c-c8f6-5a796cc236f8
Grouping Title house of the scorpion
Grouping Author farmer nancy
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 14:56:01PM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
accelerated_reader_point_value 15
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.1
auth_author2 Esparza, Raúl, 1970-, Ramirez, Robert.
author Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
author2-role Esparza, Raúl,1970-, Findaway World, LLC., Ramirez, Robert., Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm).
author_display Farmer, Nancy
available_at_catalog Southeast
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display_description In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
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isbn 9780689852220, 9780689852237, 9780743594530, 9780786250486, 9781402545566, 9781439106556, 9781606407288
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series The House of the Scorpion
series_with_volume The House of the Scorpion|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Cloning -- Fiction, Human cloning -- Fiction, Large type books, National Book Award -- 2002, Newbery Honor book -- 2003, Newbery Medal, Science fiction, Science fiction, American, Volunteer State Book Award -- 2004/05
title_display The house of the scorpion
title_full The House of the Scorpion The House of the Scorpion Series, Book 1, The house of the scorpion / Nancy Farmer, The house of the scorpion [sound recording] / Nancy Farmer, The house of the scorpion [sound recording] / by Nancy Farmer
title_short The house of the scorpion
title_sub The House of the Scorpion Series, Book 1
topic_facet Cloning, Fiction, Human cloning, Large type books, National Book Award, Newbery Honor book, Newbery Medal, Science Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, American, Volunteer State Book Award, Young Adult Fiction