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House of the Scorpion (Audio Book on CD)

by Nancy Farmer
| Item # Q2623
House of the Scorpion (Audio Book on CD) Q2623
Format: Audio Book - CD
$39.99
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A Simon Pulse Guide for Reading Groups The House of the Scorpion By Nancy Farmer ABOUT THE BOOK Matt is a clone of El Patr?n, a powerful drug lord of the land of Opium, which is located between the United States and Mexico. For six years, he has lived in a tiny cottage in the poppy fields with Celia, a kind and deeply religious servant woman who is charged with his care and safety. He knows little about his existence until he is discovered by a group of children playing in the fields and wonders why he isn''t like them. Though Matt has been spared the fate of most clones, who have their intelligence destroyed at birth, the evil inhabitants of El Patr?n''s empire consider him a "beast" and an "eejit." When El Patr?n dies at the age of 146, fourteen-year-old Matt escapes Opium with the help of Celia and Tam Lin, his devoted bodyguard who wants to right his own wrongs. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils. Prereading activity Ask students to write down their definition of science fiction. Then have them discuss the meaning of cloning. Have them debate whether a novel about cloning is by their definition considered science fiction. Discussion questions Matteo Alacrßn is the clone of El Patr?n, the lord of the country called Opium, and lives in isolation until children playing in the poppy fields discover him. Why is he so eager to talk to the children, after he is warned against it? Why is Mariß especially attracted to Matt? Describe Matt''s relationship with Celia. Why is she the servant chosen to care for Matt? Celia snaps at Matt when he calls her mama. Then she says to him, "I love you more than anything in the world. Never forget that. But you were only loaned to me, mi vida." Why doesn''t she explain the term loaned to Matt? Celia really believes that she is protecting Matt by keeping him locked in her cottage and ignorant about his identity. Debate whether this type of protection is indee

Product Information

  • ISBN139780743572460
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster Audio
  • AuthorNancy Farmer
  • Year Published2008
  • Grade Level6 - 12
  • SubjectN/A
  • Type of BookFiction
  • Running Time600 minutes
  • Disc Count9
  • Read ByRaul Esparza
  • VersionUnabridged

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