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Parvana's Journey

by Deborah Ellis

October 1, 2002 | Trade Paperback

Parvana's Journey is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 15.

Winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award

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. 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.

A map, glossary and author's note provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.5 × 5.1 × 1.27 in

Published: October 1, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995199

ISBN - 13: 9780888995193

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this book is amazing, i've read it fifty times in counting, i love the charactors and the surprise ending is AWSOME!!!
Date published: 2010-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Movingly Amazing When I read this book, I realized that my life was a dream compared to hers! The book touched my heart and made tears trickle down my cheeks a little. The book was just...just so loving, you couldn't possibly turn it down.
Date published: 2009-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow. That was a good book to read! Parvana's Journey is one of those books that allows you to reflect to what reality is now. Parvana is a afghan girl who just lost her father from a bombing on their village. She knows she has more family than just her father, so she goes on a journey to find her mother and her siblings. In another bombed village she hears the sound of a baby, she takes the baby along with her on her journey. She meets other children that have suffered just the same as any child in afghanistan and they accompany her on her journey.This book has been a major page turner and I recommend it to younger people and adults. It shows that there is a sign of hope everywhere, even in places as horrible as Afghanistan.
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Parvana's Journey Hello, there! I am Andrew, and I have recently read Parvana's Journey. The Word choice is very basic, yet challenging to properly pronounce the afghan language words which appear frequently. This book is probably for people from 9-10 years of age. Parvana'sJourney was a book that was about a child (Parvana) who lost her father. She goes for a journey to...(I am not tellin' ya, read for your self!) and finds herself meeting a rude little boy, wich turns good. Also, she inds a baby and meets another who shares her living quarters on a minefield with them. They have to survive in this decelent land in order to reach their gold. The story is good OVERALL. i RATE IT 3 1/2
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Parvana's Journey Hello, there! I am Andrew, and I have recently read Parvana's Journey. The Word choice is very basic, yet challenging to properly pronounce the afghan language words which appear frequently. This book is probably for people from 9-10 years of age. Parvana'sJourney was a book that was about a child (Parvana) who lost her father. She goes for a journey to...(I am not tellin' ya, read for your self!) and finds herself meeting a rude little boy, wich turns good. Also, she inds a baby and meets another who shares her living quarters on a minefield with them. They have to survive in this decelent land in order to reach their gold. The story is good OVERALL. i RATE IT 3 1/2
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good this was a very good book. it was very interesting. it was sad but it told the truth for some people in afganistan.
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very touching book This was an amazing story, You really feel for the characters, and this book made me cry. It makes you appreciate what you have in life.
Date published: 2008-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME I LOVED IT IT WAS SO KOOL FIRST TIME I STARTED READING IT I COULDNT STOP READING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK IS #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2008-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parvana's Journey Parvana’s Journey was a good book. I thought it was funny how Asif would always go with Parvana just to bug her. I think Asif does actually like Parvana, but he just tries to hide it from everyone. I also liked how in the book they would keep on picking up characters in Parvana’s Journey. My favorite character is Asif because he has some humor and he is really stubborn some times and I can be stubborn. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2008-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OH MY GOD!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!! this book was AMAZING!! i could not put it down for 1 second! if i did i kept on thinking about it and didn't focuse!!! i had to read it through class because i was so attached and while walking in hallways!! it is truly amazing and it touched me soo much it nearly made me cry in parts and made me laugh out in others!! i recommend this book to everyone! this book is one of my favourites and truly amazing!!
Date published: 2007-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching "The breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and Mud City" are the best series of books I've ever read. These books are sad hurtful but amazing. It is unbelieveable how these poor children live through such tradgety. I'm only 11 years old and I really feel sorry for these children who go through pain like this.
Date published: 2006-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parvana's Journey it was great with a problem after another and i can't wait for the third one.
Date published: 2003-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from review i thought that this was a very good book i liked it a lot. i recommend this to many people, it is a little bit scary.
Date published: 2003-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sequels are always the best Sadder, but funnier. Asif is hillarious! Parvana's also stronger, if that's possible.
Date published: 2003-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Innocence is Lost This book by Deb Ellis is truly one of best in today's children's literature. Children and adults will learn the truth about the harshness and the struggles of the women and children of Afghanistan. The story comes alive and makes you feel that you are indeed an integral part of Parvana's life and of her search. As a retired teacher of young children, as a presenter on the situation of Afghan women and children and as a fundraiser for Afghan Women, I can tell you that this story tells it all. Of all the internet research that I have done, Deb Ellis artistically weaves so many factual truths into a rich tapestry of reality such that one need not search the internet. It is all there. A very readable and heart wrenching story.
Date published: 2002-12-31

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Parvana's Journey

by Deborah Ellis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.5 × 5.1 × 1.27 in

Published: October 1, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995199

ISBN - 13: 9780888995193

About the Book

In this sequel to "The Breadwinner," the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Twelve-year-old Parvana's father has just died, and Parvana sets out alone to find her family, masquerading as a boy.

From the Publisher

Winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award

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. 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.

A map, glossary and author's note provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner books - a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than $1 million 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.

From Our Editors

Winner of the 2003 Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award - Young Adult/Middle Reader Category

Appropriate for ages: 10

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