Nancy Farmer

Books by This Author

The House of the Scorpion

Age Level: 14-16

Product Description: 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. 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. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive.

The Sea of Trolls

Age Level: 12-14
Jack, a young apprentice still learning how to control his magic powers, is kidnapped, along with his sister, by an evil king and half-troll queen. When Jack casts a spell on the queen and makes her hair fall out, his punishment is to sail across the dangerous Sea of Trolls; otherwise, his sister will be sacrificed. Along his route, Jack encounters many strange and imposing creatures. But will he be able to save his sister?