This final book of the acclaimed trilogy that includes The Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey continues the story of 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. She still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France.
Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to leave Pakistan. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor children like herself, but she has her dog Jasper.She figures she knows how to survive, but an incident with a dishonest man lands her in jail, where she spends the night, terrified and despairing, before she is rescued by well-meaning Americans.
They take her and Jasper to their home in a residential part of Peshawar, and for a time she has a taste of a life where children are safe and have food to eat. 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.
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Deborah Ellis has spent extensive periods of time in refugee camps in Pakistan, working with refugees and researching her stories. She is the winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, their equivalent of the Carnegie Medal. Deborah did an enormous amount of promotion during her visit to the UK at the time of publication of The Breadwinner. She is attending the Edinburgh festival this year.From AudioFile:
The final book in Ellis's BREADWINNER trilogy is the story of Shauzia, a young Afghani refugee in Pakistan who dreams of freedom. Meera Simhan's narration brings to life the harshness of existence for refugees. She gives 13-year-old Shauzia a believable voice, filled with the self-centeredness of a young person who is trying to exert her independence and cling to her dreams of a better life. Simhan's narration reflects Shauzia's growth as she develops into a young heroine who learns the importance of community. An author's note gives historical context to the story and provides the listener with sources through which to lend aid to Afghani refugees. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 23MA3600Z7N5
Descripción Groundwood Books, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0888995423
Descripción Groundwood Books, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110888995423