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Nancy Farmer, a two-time Newbery Honoree for The Ear, the Eye and the Arm and A Girl Named Disaster, dramatizes Matt's first fourteen years with breathtaking originality. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border in the landscape evoked so strongly in this futuristic adventure. She lives with her family in Menlo Park, California.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cloning Fiction, Science fiction