Franklin

A girl named Disaster / Nancy Farmer.

Author/Creator:
Farmer, Nancy.
Publication:
New York : Orchard Books, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
[10], 309, [1] pages : maps ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Shona (African people) -- Juvenile fiction.
Mozambique -- Fiction.
Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Childrens subjects:
Shona (African people) -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Notes:
"A Richard Jackson book"--Half t.p.
"Book design by Mina Greenstein."
"Map by Susan Detrich."
"The text of this book is set in 11.5 point Sabon."
"Jacket painting copyright © 1996 by David Soman."
Contains "The history and peoples of Zimbabwe and Mozambique" and "Belief system of the Shona".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309).
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has dustjacket retained with sticker for "Newbery Honor Book" on front cover.
Banks Collection copy has "Read: June 3, 2008" written on front free endpaper.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1996
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0531095398
0531088898 (lib. bdg.)
OCLC:
34513315
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