The fattening hut by Pat Lowery Collins

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Tropics


  • Runaways -- Fiction,
  • Female circumcision -- Fiction,
  • Sex role -- Fiction,
  • Islands -- Fiction,
  • Tropics -- Fiction

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A teenage girl living on a tropical island runs away to escape her tribe"s customs of arranged marriages and female genital mutilation.

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Book details

StatementPat Lowery Collins.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.C68353 Fat 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3576731M
ISBN 100618309551
LC Control Number2002151923

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"The Fattening Hut" by Pat Lowery Collins is a disturbing piece of realistic fiction due to the subject matter, female circumcision in African tribes. The audience has to be mature to understand and appreciate the book, so it is not intended for younger readers/5.

She is an award winning poet and author, having written a number of young adult novels including The Fattening Hut (Houghton, ), Just Imagine (Houghton, ), and Signs and Wonders (Houghton, ), as well as the picture book Tomorrow, Up and Away (Houghton, ).5/5(2). The novel, told in free verse, opens as year-old narrator Helen sits in the "fattening hut," where girls go in near solitude to grow rotund before they marry, and where a.

She is an award winning poet and author, having written a number of young adult novels including The Fattening Hut (Houghton, ), Just Imagine (Houghton, ), and Signs and Wonders (Houghton, ), as well as the picture Reviews: 2.

Collins's novel in free verse doesn't quite hang together. Helen is coming of age in a fictional island culture (borrowed from Nigerian custom and the British West Indies) where girls are taken to the "fattening hut" before they're married.

There they're fed rich delicacies for days, until they develop the womanly folds that make them : Pat Lowery Collins. Get this from a library. The fattening hut. [Pat Lowery Collins] -- A teenage girl living on a tropical island runs away to escape her tribe's customs of arranged marriages and.

She is an award winning poet and author, having written a number of young adult novels including The Fattening Hut (Houghton, ), Just Imagine (Houghton, ), and Signs and Wonders (Houghton, ), as well as the picture 5/5(2).

She is an award winning poet and author, having written a number of young adult novels including The Fattening Hut (Houghton, ), Just Imagine (Houghton, ), and Signs and Wonders (Houghton, ), as well as the picture book Tomorrow, Up and Away (Houghton, ).

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