Parvana's Journey (#2)
'My life is dust and rocks and rude boys and skinny babies, and long days of searching for my mother when I don't have the faintest idea where she might be.'
Parvana is alone. Her father is dead. A refugee in a land full of dangers, she must travel across Afghanistan to find her mother and sisters.
As she travels, Parvana finds friends -- a starving, orphaned baby; a strange, hostile boy; a solitary girl who darts in and out of the minefields to find food.
Perhaps, with their help, she may one day be reunited with her family...
Commended for Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award 2003.
(Ellis') story moves swiftly and is thoroughly engrossing. This is a book that will open children's perspectives to the larger world - a glimpse that will almost certainly make readers grateful for what they have.' Quill & QuireA must-read for families.' Australian & New Zealand Family Magazine'this is an optimistic story It also carries signs of authenticity: there is no sentimental view of Parvana. hope emanates from this story.' Ernie Tucker, English In Australia, Spring 2003.
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.