Biography for House of the Scorpion

Simon and Schuster
Nancy Farmer, a two-time Newbery Honoree for The Ear, the Eye and the Arm and A Girl Named Disaster, dramatizes Matt's first fourteen years with breathtaking originality. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border in the landscape evoked so strongly in this futuristic adventure. She lives with her family in Menlo Park, California.