Parvana's Journey

Parvana's Journey

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Baker & Taylor
After her father dies, twelve-year-old Parvana is left to fend for herself and so, dressed as a boy and accompanied by other children on the run, must find a way to locate her remaining family inside war-torn Afghanistan, in the dramatic sequel to The Breadwinner. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
The second book in the acclaimed Breadwinner series that includes The Breadwinner, Mud City andMy Name Is Parvana

In Parvana’s Journey, the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana’s father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg. The children travel together, forging a kind of family out of sheer need. The strength of their bond makes it possible to survive the most desperate conditions. Royalties from this book will go toward an education fund for Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps.

A sequel to The Breadwinner, this novel tells the story of Parvana's journey once she leaves Kabul to search for her family. The Taliban still controls Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins, Parvana's father has died, and her mother, sister and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana doesn't know where they are. She just knows she has to find them.
Parvana is twelve now, but she sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. Her journey becomes even more perilous when war breaks out, though she doesn't know why the bombs are falling. In her search for shelter and food as she makes 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 landmines; and a boy with one leg who is so obnoxious that Parvana can hardly stand him. The children travel together because it is easier than being alone. And, as they forge their own family in the war zone that Afghanistan has become, their resilience, imagination and luck help them to survive.



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After her father dies, twelve-year-old Parvana is left to fend for herself and so, dressed as a boy and accompanied by other children on the run, must find a way to locate her remaining family inside war-torn Afghanistan.
After her father's death, Parvana, now thirteen-years-old, continues to search for her mother in war-torn Afghanistan, joining with two younger children who are also struggling to survive.

Publisher: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, c2002
ISBN: 9780888995193
0888995199
Branch Call Number: YA Ellis
Characteristics: 199 p

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webrahimi
May 02, 2016

This book was one of my favourite reads growing up as a child. I would definitely recommend Deborah Ellis' work!

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suzannedunn
Mar 01, 2016

I can't believe there is only ONE copy of this book in the entire CPL system. It's unbelievable.
I need 6 copies for a small group at a CPS school and can't afford to keep buying books for my classes. Order more copies!

2blessed Mar 20, 2015

i have read the breadwinner (awesome book) but i havent read this one yet i cant wait to read it!!! :)

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ashfia7012
Mar 15, 2014

it is a good book but i thought the breadwinner is better

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rmarc
Aug 17, 2013

that book it a sad book but i like it you real never forget wha happend in the book if you read it and the outhor is my hero she wrote a lot off good book

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slowlyfairy4
Jan 10, 2013

this book was amazing but sad.i think you should read this inspiring book.it gives you a thought that u wish you could changs what is happening in afghanistan.the series corrupts you!!!! my teacher corrupted me!! deborah ellis deserves a award for these amazing books!!!!! she now is my favourite author ever!!!! i love her awesome books and these comments below me and very true!! hope u defently enjoy all of her amazing books!!!

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MICHAEL YOUNG
Dec 29, 2012

Very good book. You should also read "The Breadwinner".

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tay12345678910
Nov 02, 2012

this book is a really good book <3

jessy24 Aug 15, 2012

an eye-opener yes, but also gives you an involuntary sense of empathy. if only you could change the world you think.

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Fatima Almalki
Aug 12, 2010

i loved this book, i read it 2 years ago. If you like it then i would recommend "The Breadwinner" , another great book by deborah ellis

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katybieber
Apr 04, 2011

This book is a great book! Wonderful! But on thr other hand SAD! Life in afganastan (spelling?) was sure hard! =(

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NicoleGunter
Jul 06, 2013

Violence: A guy gets his hand chopped off and stuff like that

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jessy24 Aug 15, 2012

she closed her eyes and imagined a cool, green valley, like the one her mother's family came from, only better and brighter than te way her mother had described it.

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