The ear the eye and the arm theme

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the ear the eye and the arm theme

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

General Matsikas children steal out of the house on a forbidden adventure--and disappear. In Zimbabwe, in the year 2194, the childrens parents call in Africas most unusual detectives--the Ear, the Eye and the Arm--who have powers far beyond those of other human beings. The children must avoid the evils of the past, the technology of the future, and a motley assortment of criminals in order to return home safely. 1995 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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The Ear, The Eye and The Arm

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Themes

All rights reserved. Coming of age stories tend to follow a similar formula in literature. A lot of spooky stuff goes down in The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. Old-fashioned Shona spirits run wild in the book, regardless of whether you're in ancient Resthaven or modern Zimbabwe. These aren' To the 21st-century American Shmooper, Zimbabwe or Resthaven might seem like a pretty strange place. The people practice traditions and customs that we just don't follow.

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This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. Readers will learn something about Zimbabwean culture, including about the immigrants who live there. Younger readers might need some help sorting out what's real from what's made up.

A lot of spooky stuff goes down in The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. Old-fashioned Shona spirits run wild in the book, regardless of whether you're in ancient Resthaven or modern Zimbabwe. These aren't your run-of-the-mill ghosts or mummies either. We have witches, ancestral spirits, and even special symbols called ndoros that people wear to communicate with the spirits. It plays a big role in the culture and traditions in the book. The novel demonstrates openness to spirituality and the supernatural as distinctively Zimbabwean.

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