Book review: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

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Author:Nancy Farmer
Reading Level (Conceptual):Children 8 and up
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Children 8 and up
Year of publication:1994

In this Newbery Honor Book set in Zimbabwe in the year 2194, three siblings hurdle through a science fiction-y Africa and learn that even the most magical humans are not always honorable and even the most wicked exploiters can sometimes come through for you, but that family is family.

The story gets a bit long sometimes, but because nearly every one of the many characters is blessed by Farmer with a complicated mixture of strengths and weaknesses, humanity and human frailties, readers will find themselves barely able to put the book down.

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