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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion


by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion Resources


She's No Eejit

Nancy Farmer's official website features information on all her books as well as interviews and posts from the author. Definitely worth a look.

Like? How About Love?

Let everyone know you're a fan of this novel by liking it on Facebook.

The Reality Behind Cloning

Read up on cloning and genetics on this comprehensive website put together by the University of Utah.

Learning About Immigration

This great website features maps and links to lots of documents and stories about immigration in America.

Day of the Dead

Interested in the holiday/festival Matt stumbled upon at the end of the novel? You can read all about it here.

Mexico's Drug War

The drug war raging in Mexico has been getting extensive coverage in the U.S. media. Check out this site from the Los Angeles Times to learn about the drug war in Mexico and the ripple effects felt in the United States.

More Young Adult Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post put together a list of nine great science fiction novels for young adults. If you liked The House of the Scorpion, you can find some other great books to read there.

Movie and TV Productions

Coming to a Theater Near You... We Hope

According to the New York Times, there's a movie in development, but we don't know much yet.

Historical Documents


In her own words, the story of Nancy Farmer's life


Sneak Preview

A public librarian gives us a preview of what we can expect when we read the book.

The House of the Scorpion Lego Trailer

There are a lot of fun, homemade trailers for the book online, but this one's our favorite because it is done entirely with Legos. Nice.


Quick and Easy Preview

Produced by professors at the University of Central Florida, this short talk previews the book for young readers.


She's No Clone

Here's a picture of the awesome author of The House of the Scorpion.

Chiricahaus Mountains

This is the area of Arizona where Farmer got the descriptions for the Oasis that Matt visits.

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