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Although he is continually getting into trouble, Tapiwa's uncle becomes her best friend when he comes from Mozambique to live with her family in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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ISBN-13: 9780140369465
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/1994
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

A former chemistry teacher and insect pathology technician who grew up in a quirky hotel on the Arizona/Mexican border, Nancy Farmer's futurisic, fantastical adventures -- like the 2002 National Book Award Winner The House of the Scorpion -- are clearly a reflection of a happily unconventional life.


Menlo Park, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1941

Place of Birth:

Phoenix, Arizona


B.A., Reed College, 1963

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