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Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and removed by Taliban solders. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave home without a man, so Parvana, her mother and sisters must stay inside. When their food runs out, they face starvation, so Parvana must pretend t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781865086941
Barcode 9781865086941
Published 1 January 2002 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Ellis, Deborah
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ISBN-13 9781865086941
ISBN-10 1865086940
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 January 2002
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ellis, Deborah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 172g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 10775

Description of this Book

There are many types of battle in Afghanistan.Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group.When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city.By turns exciting and touching, Parvanais a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BILBY Awards 2006 (Australia)
NZ Review 'This book is heart touching to realise just how people have to live in some parts of the world'Stella, aged 15'The strength of women resonates throughout the story...highly recommended'Reading TimeVol 46 No2'This is a timely book bound to provoke discussion.'Rayma Turton, MagpiesAt a time when children are exposed to news of terrorism, this story will help them come to terms with the human face behind the headlines.' Raymond Huber NZ May 2002

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Author's Bio

Deborah Ellis has been to Afghan refugee camps and heard many stories like Parvana's. All the royalties from this book will be donated to Women for Women in Afghanistan, dedicated to the education of Afghan girls in refugee camps in Pakistan.

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