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Parvana's Journey

Parvana's Journey (Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)

By Ellis, Deborah

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A war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana's father has died, and her mother, sister, and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to her father. Parvana doesn't know where... they are, but sets out alone to find them -- masquerading as a boy. Her journey only becomes more perilous as the bombs begin to fall. Making her way across the desolate Afghan countryside, she meets other children who are strays from the war: an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who believes she has magical powers over land mines, and a boy with one leg. The children travel together because it is easier than being alone. As they forge their own family in the war zone that Afghanistan has become, their resilience, imagination and luck help them survive. The reissue includes a new cover and map, and an updated author's note and a glossary provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana's Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.
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ISBN 9780606372336
Publisher Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Alternate Format(s) View All (4 other possible title(s) available)
Series Breadwinner
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780606372336
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
 › 4 other possible formats available
Edition Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Ellis, Deborah
Series Breadwinner
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 181g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Afghanistan, Survival, Taliban, Women - Social conditions, Young adult fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile