Parvana's Journey Paperback – Oct 1 2002
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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
From Publishers Weekly
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
This book is a perfect for readers who like heavy books. Many tragedies happen. Sadness lurks in every page. You may like it, you may not. Depends on what kind of reader you are. If you like the heavy stuff then you'll like it. If you don't like heavy stuff, you won't like it.
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Captivated me completely. I loved the characters and they were brought to life beautifully. I wish it had continued on after finding her mother or perhaps there is going to be a... Read morePublished on May 1 2014 by Zaitoon
I couldn't have been any more happier. the book was new when it arrived. the delivery took some time but It was we worth the waitPublished on June 27 2013 by saron
This book is one of the best books ive ever read. It tells a story about a young girl named parvana and her struggling family. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2004
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