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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis
Series: Breadwinner Ser.
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description
Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by the Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own.

Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation.

So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out-and witnesses the horror of avoiding landmines, and the brutality of the Taliban.

She suffers beatings and the desperation of trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope. . . .


From the Compact Disc edition.
Reviews

"A great kids' book . . . a graphic geopolitical brief that's also a girl-power parable." -- "Newsweek"

Author description

Deborah Ellis, best known for her "Breadwinner" series, has donated more than $1 million in royalties to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won many awards, including the Governor General's Award and Sweden's Peter Pan Prize.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781554987658
  • : Groundwood Books
  • : Groundwood Books
  • : May 2015
  • : 198mm X 132mm X 10mm
  • : Canada
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : 813/.54
  • : English
  • : Anniversary ed.
  • : Paperback
  • : Deborah Ellis