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  • Children of Warby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    The United States and its allies invaded Iraq seven years ago. Today the country is still at war, and no one can claim that true democracy has come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced, and about half of them, unable to flee the country, are now living in remote tent camps without access to schools, health care, or often even food and clean water.... more...

  • 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...

  • The Breadwinnerby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    One day, Parvana's father is arrested by the Taliban -- the extreme religious faction that controls Afghanistan -- and the family is left without anyone to earn money and shop for food. Forbidden to work as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy to save her family. The Breadwinner is the award-winning first book in The Breadwinner Trilogy.... more...

  • The Breadwinner Trilogyby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    Deborah Ellis? trilogy has been a phenomenal success, both critically and commercially. Now young readers can experience this entire epic story in one volume. The Breadwinner is set in Afghanistan, where 11-year-old Parvana lives with her family in a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. When her father is arrested for the crime of having a foreign... 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...