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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood; Reprint edition (Oct. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888995199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888995193
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Parvana's Journey continues the story begun in The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis's phenomenally successful children's novel set in Afghanistan. Parvana, who disguised herself as a boy to feed her family in The Breadwinner, is now 13. She and her ailing father have been searching the war-torn Afghan countryside for her mother and three siblings, with whom they lost contact after the northern city of Mazar fell to the ruling Taliban. As this gripping sequel opens, Parvana's father has suddenly died and she is completely on her own for the first time. She can't even trust the kindness of strangers for fear that they will discover the secret of her gender.

Intended for mature middle readers, Parvana's Journey describes a courageous girl's efforts, in the face of bombs, land mines, and near starvation, to reunite with her remaining family members. On her long and frighteningly aimless walk across Afghanistan, Parvana picks up several strays--a baby left behind in a village raid, a one-legged boy hiding out in a cave, and Leila, the eccentric nature child whose innocent faith results in the novel's most tragic and disturbing moments. Parvana's evolving love for this substitute family forms the heart of a eloquently written and poignant tale about the children of war. Rich with literary allusions and deft characterization, Parvana's Journey is an even more accomplished novel than The Breadwinner, combining the emotional intensity of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl with flashes of dark humour worthy of Margaret Atwood. --Lisa Alward

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Sequel to The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis follows the eponymous 12-year-old girl who, disguised as a boy, sets off from Kabul in search of her missing mother and siblings in Taliban-era Afghanistan. When war breaks out, she bands together with other displaced children. Royalties from the sale of the book go to Women for Women, a relief organization benefiting women in Afghanistan. Ages 10-14.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dewey Burke on Aug. 14 2003
Format: Paperback
Although I found Parvana's Journey as strong and well written as The Breadwinner, I was left feeling wrung out and emmotionally exhausted by the end of the sequal. Parvana is beset with the most debilitating experiences from the first page to the last. While her experiences in the Breadwinner were harrowing, difficult and sometimes demeaning, there existed in the first book a sense of hope for change and a belief in the deligence of the characters to bring about better conditions for themselves. These qualities are lacking in the second book. Although I understand the importance of presenting realistic situations in junior fiction and that attention to this part of the world is necessary, I felt the tone of the second book was overall depressing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Traci D. Haley on Dec 2 2002
Format: Hardcover
I read "Parvana's Journey" over Thanksgiving break. This book, the sequel to Ellis' "The Breadwinner", continues the story of Parvana, a young Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to help her family survive. In this one, Parvana's been separated from her mom and siblings, and her father has just died. She travels across Afghanistan, picking up refugees as she goes along (including an infant boy, a boy missing a leg, and a girl who believes she is magically protected against mine fields). This installment was even more heartwrenching than the last and it is truly the perfect novel to read at Thanksgiving time - it makes you remember what you should be thankful for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emma Bunting on Dec 15 2004
Format: Hardcover
The book Parvana's Journey is a pretty good book.It is a little
vilont and very sad. Lots of people die or suffer. There are
some funny parts and some exiting parts.Very few are happy.There is alot of redemtion.
The book is about Parvana and her journey. She walks around trying to find her family. The seting of the book is Afghanistan. She is dressd like a boy.
She meets lots of people. She meets a baby whose town was bombed and his mother was killed. Parvana names him Hassan.
She also meets a boy who lives in a cave.He had no leg. His named is Asif.
Parvana meets a girl named Leila.She lives with her grandmother .They live close to mine fields.
I would recamend this book to people who like sad books.It is very interesting and you can learn alot about people who live in Afghanistan.
This is a pretty good book.
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Format: Hardcover
It all started one day when parvana's dad died .Some people told parvana you could live with us.So she went. After a few days she left . She found a baby in a house. She called him Hassen.After she found a boy. His name was Asif. After she met a girl named leila.she has a grandmother.But she died.Asif does not like parvana.Hassen always cries.Leila even cries because she misses her grandmother. This book is a very good book.I really liked this book because it has a lot of tragic parts in it with some funny moments. I really liked the adventure and the stuff that the children went through. I was especially interested that the setting was Afghanistan.I liked it also because the cover looks cool.And i like it because it is telling about my country.
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By kristen on Nov. 4 2002
Format: Hardcover
I am a fan of Deborah Ellis' work, especially since I read Parvana's Journey, and The Breadwinner. Parvana is a young girl who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan (The Breadwinner), and then must try to find them again (Parvana's Journey).
Parvana is a wonderful character: she is smart, brave and resourceful. She lives in a terrible place and time, but she never admits defeat. ALthough the things that Parvana goes through are horrible, her story is really one of hope. And gives real insight into the situation in Afghanistan, and what people have to face there. Very readable, very relevant -- I highly reccomend this book.
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