Parvana's Journey

Parvana's Journey

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Baker & Taylor
After her father dies, twelve-year-old Parvana is left to fend for herself and so, dressed as a boy and accompanied by other children on the run, must find a way to locate her remaining family inside war-torn Afghanistan, in the dramatic sequel to The Breadwinner. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
A sequel to The Breadwinner, this novel tells the story of Parvana's journey once she leaves Kabul to search for her family. The Taliban still controls Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins, Parvana's father has died, and her mother, sister and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana doesn't know where they are. She just knows she has to find them.
Parvana is twelve now, but she sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. Her journey becomes even more perilous when war breaks out, though she doesn't know why the bombs are falling. In her search for shelter and food as she makes her way across the desolate Afghan countryside, she meets other children who are strays from the war -- an infant boy in a bombed-out village; a nine-year-old girl who believes she has magical powers over landmines; and a boy with one leg who is so obnoxious that Parvana can hardly stand him. 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.

In Parvana’s Journey, the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana’s father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war ? an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg. The children travel together, forging a kind of family out of sheer need. The strength of their bond makes it possible to survive the most desperate conditions. Royalties from this book will go toward an education fund for Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps.

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After her father dies, twelve-year-old Parvana is left to fend for herself and so, dressed as a boy and accompanied by other children on the run, must find a way to locate her remaining family inside war-torn Afghanistan.
After her father's death, Parvana, now thirteen-years-old, continues to search for her mother in war-torn Afghanistan, joining with two younger children who are also struggling to survive.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781435274877
Branch Call Number: J FIC Ellis D
Characteristics: 199 p. ; 20 cm


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Oct 28, 2018

her father went to prison not die

Aug 24, 2018

Parvana’s Journey is made of many tragedies and it is very serious. She risked her life and would anything to help his family to be together and have peace. Each step that Parvana takes is a step of danger. In this book, you will see what situation some people are in and how they fight so hard to get what they want. This book will make you more open-minded.

"Your mind will race while reading this book." "This book took me through a JOURNEY"- Amir k.

I would recommend this book to all the readers out there and the English Language Learners. This book is especially great for ages between 12-18. In my opinion, the book is 5/5.

She went on a journey to find her family, overcame many obstacles, will she get her happy ending? You will find out by reading this amazing book.

May 30, 2018

This sequel to the Breadwinner is immensely powerful and sad. Scholastic Magazine says that it is aimed at grades 6 to 8. I strongly hope that it is read with the support of a parent or teacher. The book starts with the death of Parvana's father as they look for the rest of the family. Parvana, dressed as a boy so that she can wander relatively freely in Taliban controlled Afghanistan rescues a baby after his family was killed and joins up with a boy who has lost part of his leg and later a young girl who has survived with her almost comatose grandmother. They survive many harrowing situations. Though this is a work of fiction, it is based on real situations. There is a hopeful ending to the second book in this series as she meets up with her mother.

Jan 25, 2018

Why is our world so unfair?

Parvana has spent a lifetime of horror, fear, and war. Yet her bravery never seems to cease.

And we think *they* were the enemies. We, living in our idealistic North American world, fought in the very war that Parvana lived through. We destroyed the many innocent lives of the native Afghanistans. And yet we complain about trivial, petty things: "Why is my dishwasher not working? I hate having to wash dishes." "Why do I have to do that?" "My clothes are faded; now I have to buy new stuff." Hey, Parvana went through so much worse. Her father died of poor health. Her baby brother died of pneumonia. A little girl who was like a sister to her died from a mine field explosion. An old woman who was like a grandmother to her died from bomb dropped onto her home. Parvana was better than anyone I could hope to be. Would I have given up if I had experienced all the terrible things that happened to Parvana and the other Afghans? Maybe. Maybe not. The truth is, one day we might have to face the same dangers we hear about sitting on our comfy cozy couches watching TV.

webrahimi May 02, 2016

This book was one of my favourite reads growing up as a child. I would definitely recommend Deborah Ellis' work!

Mar 01, 2016

I can't believe there is only ONE copy of this book in the entire CPL system. It's unbelievable.
I need 6 copies for a small group at a CPS school and can't afford to keep buying books for my classes. Order more copies!

2blessed Mar 20, 2015

i have read the breadwinner (awesome book) but i havent read this one yet i cant wait to read it!!! :)

Mar 15, 2014

it is a good book but i thought the breadwinner is better

Aug 17, 2013

that book it a sad book but i like it you real never forget wha happend in the book if you read it and the outhor is my hero she wrote a lot off good book

Jan 10, 2013

this book was amazing but sad.i think you should read this inspiring gives you a thought that u wish you could changs what is happening in afghanistan.the series corrupts you!!!! my teacher corrupted me!! deborah ellis deserves a award for these amazing books!!!!! she now is my favourite author ever!!!! i love her awesome books and these comments below me and very true!! hope u defently enjoy all of her amazing books!!!

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Apr 04, 2011

This book is a great book! Wonderful! But on thr other hand SAD! Life in afganastan (spelling?) was sure hard! =(


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Jul 06, 2013

Violence: A guy gets his hand chopped off and stuff like that


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jessy24 Aug 15, 2012

she closed her eyes and imagined a cool, green valley, like the one her mother's family came from, only better and brighter than te way her mother had described it.

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