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Mud City

by Deborah Ellis

Groundwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

Mud City is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.

The third book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and My Name Is Parvana

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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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST i read this book for a class assignment and i have to say i couldn't put it down! at first it was boring for the first chapter then it got better and better! it was really exciting and i LOOOVVED it!! i recommend it to anyone intrested in historical fiction it was great!!!
Date published: 2007-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good! I thought this book is very well written. I thought it was a bit strange to change the main charactor from the first 2 books, when it's in a trilogy... but oh well. I also like the first 2 books in the trilogy a lot better than this book just because I couldn't relate to the new main character. I loved the dog in the story, and his faithfullness. I thought the picture of the flowers that the main charactor, Shauzia, carried around with her was also neat. This trilogy is one of the best I've ever read because of what it says and how realistic it is and how the author discribes everything. It truly touched me and made me sad to think about how all this war and all this loss was happening and I didn't even know! But now it's over and all people can do is tell their stories, or other people's stories, like what deborah ellis did. I think that teachers should read it to their students so that everyone will know this truly wonderful journey! =)
Date published: 2004-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Series ever I loved the trilogy since The Breadwinner. Parvana's Journey was good but I gotta say the Mud City is by far the best! I recommend this book to everyone!! -Jen
Date published: 2004-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book Wow! I hoped this book would never end it was so good. It's like you are in the girls position her fealings and thoughts are discribed so well! I never wanted to put it down.
Date published: 2003-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK this book was greAT. it was just as good as the other two books before it. Deborah Ellis is very good at imagining what the characters might feel.I hope deborah ellis writes atleast one more book because it sort of does leave you hanging like parvana's journey.READ IT!!!!
Date published: 2003-10-12

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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

From the Publisher

The third book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and My Name Is Parvana

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 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.

Appropriate for ages: 10