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Parvana's Journey

Parvana's Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd 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 9781554987702
Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
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Series Breadwinner
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ISBN-13 9781554987702
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Imprint Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Ellis, Deborah
Series Breadwinner
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 181g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Afghanistan, War stories, Family, War, Survival
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile