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The Resource The House of the Scorpion, Farmer, Nancy, (electronic resource :)

The House of the Scorpion, Farmer, Nancy, (electronic resource :)

Label
The House of the Scorpion
Title
The House of the Scorpion
Statement of responsibility
Farmer, Nancy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
MATTEO ALACR?N WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El Patr?n, 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 Patr?n. El Patr?n 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 Patr?n'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 Alacr?n 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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Storyline
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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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076748
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
660
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The House of the Scorpion, Farmer, Nancy, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1D2949F4-9C0D-4BFE-9DD6-E71AE8DC3AC5
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Control code
ocn869439749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (400 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439106556
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
1D2949F4-9C0D-4BFE-9DD6-E71AE8DC3AC5
System control number
(OCoLC)869439749
Label
The House of the Scorpion, Farmer, Nancy, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1D2949F4-9C0D-4BFE-9DD6-E71AE8DC3AC5
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Control code
ocn869439749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (400 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439106556
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
1D2949F4-9C0D-4BFE-9DD6-E71AE8DC3AC5
System control number
(OCoLC)869439749

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