Parvana's Journey

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100011579
Released: Aug 11, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739385814
Narrator/s: Meera Simhan
Publisher: Listening Library
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'My life is dust and rocks and rude boys and skinny babies, and long days of searching for my mother when I don't have the faintest idea where she might be.' Parvana is alone. Her father is dead. A refugee in a land full of dangers, she must travel across Afghanistan to find her mother and sisters. As she travels, Parvana finds friends - a starving, orphaned baby; a strange, hostile boy; a solitary girl who darts in and out of the minefields to find food. Perhaps, with their help, she may one day be reunited with her family...

Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Series: Breadwinner Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Aug 11, 2009

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Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Product Number EB00368902
Released: May 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Groundwood Books
ISBN: #9781554980307

Professional reviews

"Meera Simhan infuses poignancy into this wrenching story of a vulnerable girl named Parvana who traverses the ravaged Afghani landscape looking for her missing family, all the while posing as a boy for safety. Simhan's narration emphasizes the pervasive danger in post-Taliban Afghanistan for women of all ages as well as for liberally minded men. The narrator's understated and measured delivery takes in each horror the protagonist encounters, including abandoned babies and dead bodies. Simhan's steady pace mimics the coping mechanism needed by survivors of trauma to take in each moment as it occurs and then keep moving forward. This allows the reader to experience the story's nuances rather than being overwhelmed by despair at the abject circumstances that Parvana navigates. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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