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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
by Nancy Farmer

The year is 2174. The place is Zimbabwe, Africa.  Three adventurous children escape their parents' heavily guarded mansion to explore the dangerous world outside.  They soon learn how dangerous it really is.  Tendai, the oldest boy, is their leader, although he worries about being brave enough.  Rita, his sister, is an expert at starting fights.  Kuda, his little brother, is willing to try anything. They are quickly enslaved in a plastic mine ruled by the terrifying She Elephant and her army of vlei people. Vlei people have been living in the dump so long they look like piles of trash.  The children flee them to find new perils. They are pursued by the Ear, the Eye and the Arm, detectives hired by the children's parents, who always seem to arrive too late. The worst danger of all lies at the top of the Mile High MacIlwaine, a hotel so tall that it sways like a tree in the wind.  For up there are not merely humans, but spirits whose aim is to devour the souls of Zimbabwe.

This book won the prestigious Newbery Award for children's literature.

Grade Level:
     6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level Y      DRA Level 60

Book Type:   chapter book

Related Lists:   books set in Africa     mysteries     science fiction


Condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!  NOTE: This book has several different covers available. The one you get might be different than the cover shown here.