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Mud City

by Deborah Ellis

Groundwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

4.6 out of 5 rating. 5 Reviews

The final book of the internationally-bestselling trilogy that includes The Breadwinner and Parvana''s Journey

Parvana''s best friend, fourteen-year-old Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to buy her passage out of the country. An incident with a dishonest man lands her in jail, where she spends the night, terrified and despairing, before well-meaning Americans she met when she was begging rescue her. They take her to their home in a residential part of Peshawar, and for a time she has a taste of a life where children have food to eat and warm beds and toys to play with, and she feels safe for the first time. But just when she thinks the family will ask her to stay with them, disaster ensues, and Shauzia finds herself driven back to the refugee camp, where she discovers the old choices are not so easy any more.

This is a powerful and very human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life.

A map, glossary and author''s note provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Street Kids International.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: September 1, 2003

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995423

ISBN - 13: 9780888995421

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Mud City

Mud City

by Deborah Ellis

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: September 1, 2003

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995423

ISBN - 13: 9780888995421

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The final book of the internationally-bestselling trilogy that includes The Breadwinner and Parvana''s Journey

Parvana''s best friend, fourteen-year-old Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to buy her passage out of the country. An incident with a dishonest man lands her in jail, where she spends the night, terrified and despairing, before well-meaning Americans she met when she was begging rescue her. They take her to their home in a residential part of Peshawar, and for a time she has a taste of a life where children have food to eat and warm beds and toys to play with, and she feels safe for the first time. But just when she thinks the family will ask her to stay with them, disaster ensues, and Shauzia finds herself driven back to the refugee camp, where she discovers the old choices are not so easy any more.

This is a powerful and very human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life.

A map, glossary and author''s note provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Street Kids International.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner Trilogy set in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than one million dollars in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General''s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California''s Middle East Book Award, Sweden''s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children''s Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association''s President''s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario.

Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

Appropriate for ages: 10

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