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  • 176

  • 9780192752840

  • 129 mm

  • 198 mm

  • 117 gram


  • 4 MARCH 2004

    Publish Date
  • 28 mm

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    Parvanas father is arrested and taken away by the Taliban soldiers. Parvana, her mother, and sisters must stay inside. Four days later, the food runs out. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. In fear she goes out - and witnesses the horror of land mines, and the brutality of the Taliban. But even in despair lies hope. Paperback , 176 pages Published March 4th 2004 by Oxford Childrens (first published September 1st 2000)

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    Deborah Ellis

    Deborah Ellis has achieved international acclaim with her courageous and dramatic books that give Western readers a glimpse into the plight of children in developing countries.

    She has won the Governor Generals Award, Swedens Peter Pan Prize, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of Californias Middle East Book Award, the Jane Addams Childrens Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award.

    A long-time feminist and anti-war activist, she is best known for The Breadwinner Trilogy, which has been published around the world in seventeen languages, with more than a million dollars in royalties donated to Street Kids International and to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan. In 2006, Deb was named to the Order of Ontario.

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