O t nelson has said that he wrote the girl who owned a city because he wanted children to realize that they are important and that they have the ability to think and make a difference mr nelson is an artist and writer who lives in minnesota with his wife. The girl who owned a city is the only published novel by o t nelson first published in 1975 this book sometimes taught in schools is considered to be best suited for those between the ages of 12 and 15 a graphic novel adaptation by dan jolley with art by joelle jones and jenn manley lee was published in 2012. The girl who owned a city by ot nelson the girl who owned a city is a fictional dystopia or a post apocalyptic story where a disease wiped out all people ages 13 and older ten year old smart and creative lisa becomes the leader of grand avenue a neighborhood and all the children in it. In the girl who owned a city a virus has killed off everyone over twelve ten year old lisa nelson takes on a leadership role finding stores of food and organizing grand avenue for protection against gangs after the local gang burns down her house she gets the idea of making a defensible castle . Start studying the girl who owned a city learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools
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