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  • Mud Cityby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    Fourteen-year-old Shauzia dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France, but it is hard to reconcile that dream with the terrible conditions of the Afghan refugee camp where she lives. Making things worse is the camp?s leader, Mrs. Weera, whose demands on Shauzia make her need to escape all the more urgent. Her decision to... more...

  • Parvana's Journeyby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    The gripping novel, the second book in The Breadwinner Trilogy, tells the story of Parvana's quest to find 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 is thirteen now, but she sets out alone, masquerading as a boy.... more...

  • No Safe Placeby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    Orphaned and plagued with the grief of losing everyone he loves, 15-year-old Abdul has made a long, fraught journey from his war-torn home in Baghdad, only to end up in The Jungle ? a squalid, makeshift migrant community in Calais, France. He takes a spot in a small, overloaded boat heading to England and full of other illegal migrants ? and a secret... more...

  • I Am a Taxiby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is the San Sebastian Women?s Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government?s war on drugs. Diego?s adjusted to his new life. His parents are locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the market... more...

  • Looking for Xby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    In this urban adventure story, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing. more...

  • Off to Warby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her gripping books portraying the plight of children in war-torn countries. Now she turns her attention closer to home, to the children whose parents are soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and revealing interviews they discuss how this experience has marked and shaped their lives. The children... more...

  • Three Wishesby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Deborah Ellis's enormously popular Breadwinner trilogy recounted the experiences of children living in Afghanistan; now Ellis turns her attention to the young people of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After visiting the region to conduct interviews, she presents their stories here ? in their own words. Twelve-year-old Nora, eleven-year-old Mohammad,... more...

  • Sacred Leafby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    After finally managing to escape from being held as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation, young Diego is taken in by the Ricardos, a poor, coca-farming family who provides a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal. But even that brief respite comes to an end when the Bolivian army moves in and destroys the family's coca crop ? and... more...

  • No Ordinary Dayby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Even though Valli spends her days picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror is the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks ? the lepers. When Valli discovers that that her ?aunt? is a stranger who was paid money to take Valli... more...

  • The Best Day of My Lifeby Deborah Ellis

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 14.54

    An absorbing, emotionally engrossing story about a young Indian girl who has to survive by herself on the streets of Kolkata. more...