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  • 5 stars across 20 books

    Award-winning author Sarah Ellis grew up in a family that loved to share stories and read books. Passions that lead her to become a children's librarian and eventually to start writing books herself. Ellis's awards include the Governor General's Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

    Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben , We'll All Go Sailing , We'll All Go Flying and the early readers Emma's Emu , Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat !. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

    6th March 2014

    The Breadwinner

    Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not... More

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    1st November 2001

    The Breadwinner

    Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by the Taliban solders. Under Taliban law, women and girls are ... More

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    19th April 2018

    The Breadwinner Graphic Novel

    This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who ... More

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    7th April 2005

    The Heaven Shop

    Binti's father is dying from AIDS, a disease that nobody in their town in Malawi dares name aloud. As Binti and her bro... More

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    15th August 2006

    Ben Over Night

    Ben likes nothing more than to go over to Peter's house. When the two friends play together, Ben can be anything he want... More

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    1st July 2003

    Looking for X

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    6th March 2014

    My Name Is Parvana

    She heard the woman's boots walk away down the hall. She stood and waited, listening hard to see if the boots would come... More

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    4th March 2004

    Mud City

    Shauzia is Parvana's friend from The Breadwinner. Now Shauzia has fled from Afghanistan, to a refugee camp in Pakistan. ... More

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    4th March 2004

    Parvana's Journey

    This sequel by award-winning author, Deborah Ellis, tells the story of Parvana, travelling alone across a war-ridden Afg... More

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    1st March 2009

    Beyond the Barricade

    Diego has managed to get away from thugs who were forcing him to make cocaine paste in the jungle, but he doesn't know w... More

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    • The Breadwinner

      The Breadwinner

      An incredibly moving book, set in Kabul, Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a male chaperone s...

    • The Breadwinner

      The Breadwinner

      The book is about a very grtitty and courageous girl, Parvana, and her family who suffer under the Taliban in Afghanistan. After her father is arreste...

    • The Breadwinner Graphic Novel

      The Breadwinner Graphic Novel

      Absolutely stunning. Drawn from the firsthand experiences of people in Afghan refugee camps collected by Deborah Ellis, it is sensitively written to g...