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The breadwinner ([New] edition)

By: Ellis, Deborah

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0192734024 / 9780192734020
Paperback
813.6
06/03/2014
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England
20 cm 165 pages : maps
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 205706, Points 4.00, Book Level 4.50,
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2001.

Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers.

Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home.

With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family.

It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out - and witnesses the horror of landmines, the brutality of the Taliban, and the desperation of a country trying to survive.

But even in despair lies hope . . . Deborah Ellis has been to Afghan refugee camps and has listened to many stories like Parvana's.

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