- Nancy Farmer (author)
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Children's literature, young adult literature, fantasyand science fiction
Nancy Farmer (born 1941) is an acclaimed children's author from the
Farmer was born in
Phoenix, Arizona. In 1963 she received her B.S.degree from Reed College, then enlisted in the Peace Corpsfrom 1963–1965, and eventually became a lab technician in Zimbabwefrom 1975–1978, where she met her future husband, Harold. After a week-long courtship, the two were married. Farmer currently lives in Menlo Park, California, with her husband; they have one son, Daniel.
Novels and novelette
*"The Mirror" (
Do You Know Me" (1993)
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)
A Girl Named Disaster" (1996)
The Warm Place" (1996)
The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
**Excerpt from "
The House of the Scorpion" - in "Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales Where Anything Is Possible" (2005)
The Sea of Trolls" (2004)
The Land of the Silver Apples" [sequel to "The Sea of Trolls"] Atheneum, (2007)
The Islands of the Blessed", [sequel to "The Land of the Silver Apples"] (to be published in 2009)
*"Runnery Granary": A Mystery Must Be Solved--Or the Grain is Lost!, illustrated by Jos. A. Smith (1996)
*"Casey Jones's Fireman": The Story of Sim Webb, illustrated by James Bernardin (1999)
*"Clever Ali", illustrated by Gail De Marcken (2006)
*“Tapiwa’s Uncle” - in " Cricket" (February 1992)
*"Origami Mountain" - in "The
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror": Sixth Annual Collection (1992)
*"Falada: the Goose Girl's Horse" - in "A Wolf At the Door", eds.
Ellen Datlowand Terri Windling(2000)
*"Remember Me" - in "
Firebirds": An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Sharyn November(2003)
*"Bella's Birthday Present" - in "Can You Keep a Secret", ed.
*"The Mole Cure" - in "
Fantasy and Science Fiction" (August 2007)
*"Ticket to Ride" - in "Firebirds Soaring": An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction, ed.
Sharyn November(2008, forthcoming)
*"Castle Othello" - in "Troll's Eye View", eds.
Ellen Datlowand Terri Windling(2009, forthcoming)
Newbery Honorfor "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)
National Book Award(U.S.) Finalist, Young People's Literature category, for "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)
Newbery Honorfor "A Girl Named Disaster" (1996)
National Book Award(U.S.), Young People's Literature category, for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
Newbery Honorfor "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
Buxtehuder Bulle(Germany) for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
*2003, Printz Honor for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
* [http://www.nancyfarmerwebsite.com Nancy Farmer's Official Website]
* [http://www.locusmag.com/2004/Issues/01Farmer.html Excerpts from a Locus Magazine interview with Nancy Farmer]
* [http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Nancy_Farmer Nancy Farmer at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database]
* [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/NomLit46.html#1624 Nancy Farmer at the Locus Index to SF Awards]
* [http://www.librarything.com/author/farmernancy&norefer=1 Nancy Farmer on LibraryThing]
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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