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Parvana's Journey - (Breadwinner) 2nd Edition by Deborah Ellis (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • The second book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Mud City and My Name Is Parvana In 2001, a war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country.
  • 200 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, People & Places
  • Series Name: Breadwinner

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About the Book



Originally published in hardcover in 2002 by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press. Published in 2015 with additional content.



Book Synopsis



The second book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Mud City and My Name Is Parvana

In 2001, a war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana's father has died, and her mother, sister and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to the father. Parvana doesn't know where they are. She just knows she has to find them.

She sets out alone, masquerading as a boy, her journey becoming more perilous as the bombs begin to fall. Making 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 land mines, 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.

The reissue includes a new cover and map, an updated author's note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana's Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.



Review Quotes




"This sequel...easily stands alone...An unforgettable read." -- School Library Journal, starred review



About the Author



Deborah Ellis is the author of over 18 books, many of them bestsellers worldwide. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10-14 Years
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Series Title: Breadwinner
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Theme: Middle East
Format: Paperback
Author: Deborah Ellis
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2015
TCIN: 16985037
UPC: 9781554987702
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9520
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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