The House of the Scorpion

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer Summary

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

La maison du scorpion

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El Patròn a cent quarante ans et il est l'homme le plus puissant du monde. Il règne sans partage, depuis son luxueux palais décoré de son emblème, le scorpion, sur Opium, ce nouveau pays créé au xxie siècle, entre le Mexique et les États-Unis, entièrement dédié à la culture du pavot et à l'enrichissement des trafiquants de drogue. Quand il mourra, il emportera dans sa tombe ses richesses mais aussi ses serviteurs, sa maisonnée, comme les pharaons et les anciens rois chaldéens. Mais, pour l'heure, El Patròn n'a pas l'intention de mourir. Il veut vivre neuf vies, comme les chats et les démons. C'est à cela que servent les clones, des réservoirs d'organes jeunes et sains, des presque humains que l'on décérèbre à la naissance. El Patròn est si orgueilleux qu'il a exigé que Mattéo, son clone, fasse exception à la règle et grandisse avec son cerveau. Le problème, c'est que, quand on a un cerveau, on s'en sert.

Le seigneur d'opium

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À quatorze ans, Matt est un Seigneur de la drogue. Après la mort d’El Patrón dont il était le clone, l’adolescent a hérité d’Opium, un pays créé de toutes pièces entre les États-Unis et le Mexique pour y développer la culture du pavot et fournir en drogue les trafiquants du monde entier. Aujourd’hui, tous s’attendent à le voir suivre les traces de l’ancien Seigneur d’Opium, dont il partage l’identité, l’ADN et peut-être davantage... Pourtant Matt a d’autres ambitions. Il compte en finir avec la culture de la drogue et libérer les eejits, ces clandestins transformés en esclaves-zombies programmés pour travailler sans relâche dans les champs de pavot. Mais avant d’y parvenir, il doit apprendre à se faire respecter et tenir à distance les autres Seigneurs de la drogue prêts à fondre sur son territoire, comme le terrifiant Glass Eye Dabengwa. Quitte à suivre les conseils que lui murmure à l’oreille une voix familière, celle d’El Patrón, comme revenu d’entre les morts...

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion"

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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Scorpion

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The Scorpion by Ninos M. Piro Summary

Marcus Pirelli was a man who found out that his work, as a bounty hunter didn't make a difference. Now as The Scorpion, he devotes his life to fighting crime and bringing evildoers to justice. Meanwhile, there is a new serial killer in Ocean City who is targeting city officials, a street war involving three rival mobs that is tearing the city apart, and there are suspicions of corruption in the police department. Can one man really change all that? With the help of his most trusted friends, a new aggressive district attorney, and his ability to track people down, The Scorpion provides the people of Ocean City with a new feeling optimism.

The Kids' Book Club Book

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The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

La maison des furies

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Seule et effrayée, elle vient juste de fuir une école avec pension brutale où les châtiments sont la leçon quotidienne. Lorsqu’elle rencontre une vieille femme qui lui offre un emploi de servante dans une maison de pensionnaires, Louisa pense qu’elle est sauvée. Mais peu après son arrivée à Coldhistle House, Louisa se rend compte que le mystérieux propriétaire de la maison, monsieur Morningside, offre bien plus que l’hébergement à ses pensionnaires. Loin d’être un lieu de repos, la maison est un lieu de jugement, et monsieur Morningside et son personnel sont désignés pour appliquer leur propre type de justice implacable à ceux qui ne peuvent plus être sauvés. Louisa commence à craindre pour un jeune homme nommé Lee qui ne ressemble pas aux autres pensionnaires. Il est charismatique et bienveillant, et Louisa sait qu’il lui reviendra peut-être à elle de le sauver d’un jugement prématuré. Mais dans cette maison de falsifications et de mensonges, à qui Louisa peut-elle faire confiance? Dans ce premier tome de la nouvelle série d’horreur gothique de Madeleine Roux, les illustrations et les photographies donnent vie à une maison que vous voudrez visiter — et fuir — encore et encore.

The House of Commons

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The House of Commons by Emma Crewe Summary

The House of Commons is one of Britain's mysterious institutions: constantly in the news yet always opaque. In this ground-breaking anthropological study of the world's most famous parliament, Emma Crewe reveals the hidden mechanisms of parliamentary democracy. Examining the work of Members of Parliament – including neglected areas such as constituencies and committees – this book provides unique insights into the actual lives and working relationships of parliamentarians. 'Why do the public loathe politicians but often love their own MP?' the author asks. The antagonistic façade of politics irritates the public who tend to be unaware that, backstage, democracy relies on MPs consulting, compromising and cooperating across political parties far more than is publicly admitted. As the book shows, this is only one of myriad contradictions in the labyrinths of power. Based on unprecedented access and two years of interviews and research in the Palace of Westminster and MPs' constituencies, The House of Commons: An Anthropology of MPs at Work challenges the existing scholarship on political institutions and party politics. Moving beyond the narrow confines of rational choice theory and new institutionalism, Emma Crewe presents a radical alternative to the study of British politics by demonstrating that all of its processes hinge on culture, ritual and social relations. A must-read for anyone interested in political anthropology, politics, or the Westminster model.

The Lord of Opium

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The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Summary

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

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Si c'est la fin du monde

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Et si une météorite avait deux chances sur trois... de faire exploser la Terre dans deux mois ? Alors que la fin de la terminale approche pour Peter, Anita, Andy et Eliza, une météorite apparait dans le ciel : elle a deux chances sur trois de percuter et faire exploser la Terre deux mois plus tard. Tout à coup, l'avenir n'a plus la même importance... L'anarchie s'installe peu à peu : violence et pillages se multiplient, beaucoup arrêtent de travailler, la nourriture commence à manquer. Les quatre adolescents doivent décider maintenant ce qu'ils feront du reste de leur vie, et peut-être, paradoxalement, en profiter pour être enfin libres et heureux, même pour peu de temps...

Zodiac Unleashed - Scorpio

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Zodiac Unleashed - Scorpio by Juergen Beck Summary

"Zodiac Unleashed" presents you the ultimate textbook for your sign. So, you are ....? Did you ever think about which secrets stand behind your sign? What your sign means? How it "happens" in the sky and the mystery of the symbols? Are there "amplifiers" to boost your luck and your health? Well, there are! And this small and easy-to-understand-book will tell you all about these secrets in these chapters: Period—Ruling Planet—Mythology—Symbology—Characteristics of the Type—Effect of the Malefic Aspects—Health Defects—Professions—Religion—Marriage—The Gems of the House—The Beryl and Aquamarine differing only in Colour—Qualities of the Beryl—Clairvoyant Properties—The Carbuncle as Transmitter of Light—Noah's Lamp—Talisman against Infection—The Lodestone—Magnetic Qualities as an Amulet against Shipwreck and Gout.

Shadow of the Scorpion

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Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher Summary

Some secrets are too hard to bear . . . Following the human vs prador war, Ian Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security. He’s sent out to restore order on worlds devastated by alien bombardment. But he learns humanity can be far more dangerous – even those closest to him. Amidst the tragic ruins left by wartime atrocities, Cormac discovers in himself the cold capacity for violence. It’s a quality that’ll make him one of Earth’s top agents. Haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone, and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember, he’ll discover some hard truths. These will set him on a course of vengeance, where he’ll have to use all his hard-won skills just to stay alive. A standalone prequel to Neal Asher’s explosive Agent Cormac series.

Prisoners of Peace

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Prisoners of Peace by Erin Bow Summary

Au premier faux pas, vous êtes mort... Greta Stuart n'est plus otage. Elle n'est plus princesse héritière de la Confédération panpolaire. Elle n'est même plus humaine. Afin de sauver sa vie et celle de ses amis, elle a accepté de devenir une intelligence artificielle, la première depuis près d'un siècle. Mais ce choix a un prix... Le corps de la jeune fille ne supportera pas longtemps cette transformation. Bientôt, elle devra l'abandonner pour prendre possession de celui d'un Cygne, ces êtres moitié soldats, moitié messagers qui vénèrent Talis, l'intelligence artificielle qui règne sur la planète. Mais tandis qu'elle chevauche à travers des étendues glaciales et désertiques, aux côtés de Talis et de deux de ses serviteurs, Greta est rattrapée par son passé. Une révolte gronde : le peuple panpolaire semble bien décidé à arracher sa princesse des mains du maître du monde... quitte à la tuer. Et parmi les rebelles, Elián, le garçon qu'elle a sauvé, celui qui lui a ouvert les yeux et qui rêve de changer le monde. Greta saura-t-elle maîtriser sa nouvelle nature et empêcher un cataclysme de se produire ? Prisoners of Peace conclut de façon magistrale la série en deux tomes The Scorpion Rules, " fresque dystopique à en tomber à la renverse, qui se dévore le cœur dans la gorge ", pimentée " de moments d'émotion qui sont autant de coups de poing pour le lecteur ", saluée par une critique et une blogosphère unanimes aux États-Unis.

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

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The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes Summary

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction The image of a scorpion surrounded by a ring of fire, stinging itself to death, was widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War. It captures their long-standing strategy for peaceful abolition: they would surround the slave states with a cordon of freedom, constricting slavery and inducing the social crisis in which the peculiar institution would die. The image opens a fresh perspective on antislavery and the coming of the Civil War, brilliantly explored here by one of our greatest historians of the period.

Narcissism and D. G. Rossetti's The House of Life

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L'Amant vengeur

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Une guerre fait rage à l’insu des humains. Six vampires protègent leur espèce contre la Société des éradiqueurs. Ils sont regroupés au sein de la mystérieuse Confrérie de la dague noire. Vhengeance vit dans l’ombre depuis toujours. Mais lorsque le vent de la rébellion se met à souff ler sur la société des vampires, son intrépidité fait de lui l’homme de la situation pour assassiner Kolher, le roi. Son côté sombre meurt d’envie de profiter de l’occasion, cependant Vhengeance a d’autres problèmes, car son identité de symphathe est sur le point d’être dévoilée. C’est alors qu’il se tournera vers l’unique lumière de son univers inquiétant : une femelle vampire ignorant tout de la corruption. Ehlena. Le seul être qui pourrait le sauver de la damnation éternelle...

The Scorpion and the Frog

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The Scorpion and the Frog by William A. Borst Summary

To deny that conspiracies exist is to deny history. While there are several chapters on traditional conspirators, from the Masons through the Bilderbergers, the book unveils the ideas that have unified conspiracies into a coherent rendition of evil. This book is an intellectual history of the "City of God" versus the "City of Man," in the "ultimate culture war." It does not take a cadre of men in some secret room to effect a unified conspiracy. Like the scorpion in the fable, their ideas become second nature to liberals, socialists, or communists and they act in accordance with their nature.

The Day Of The Scorpion

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The Day Of The Scorpion by Paul Scott Summary

BOOK TWO OF THE RAJ QUARTET India, August 9th 1942. The morning brings raids and the arrest by British police of Congress Party members. Amongst the prisoners is the distinguished ex-Chief Minister Mohammed Ali Kasim. Loyal to the party's central vision of a unified free India, his incarceration is a symptom of the growing deterioration of Anglo-Indian relations. For the long-serving British family, the Laytons, the political and social ramifications are immediate, disturbing and tragic. Some, like Ronald Merrick, believe that true intimacy between the races is impossible; others, such as Sarah Layton, struggle to come to terms with their Anglo-Indian past. With growing confusion and bewilderment, the British are forced to confront the violent and often brutal years that lie ahead of them.