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4.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 4.39 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Ellis Narrator: Meera Simhan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Breadwinner Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9780739385791
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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...


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/20/2014

    " A quality sequel to The Breadwinner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriah | 2/18/2014

    " Outstandingly amazing!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabby | 2/15/2014

    " Such a good book! Read it when I was like 11 and it really made me more aware! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/5/2014

    " Parvana's Journey had a bigger impact on me as a 12 year old than it did when I read it this year at 16 years old. I guess different ages, different experiences. It still brought up emotions for me, but they weren't as strong as they were a couple of years ago. When I first read this all those years ago, I couldn't believe that people actually live the life that Parvana lives. I can remember crying when Leila is killed by a landmine. This time around, I guess because I've had some experiences with death and I'm more wordly, it wasn't as much of a shock that this happens, despite the fact that the idea of war doesn't sit right with me. It's a good read. An honest look at how things are in Afghanistan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ąйα ï½¼ ÇαԻեՅԻ | 1/30/2014

    " i enjoyed this story, though at most points it was really sad. these three children had to live off the streets and had to be careful of the land mines placed everywhere "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 1/30/2014

    " This story was absolutely heart breaking. This story really puts life in perspective. How precious it is and how lucky we are. We pick up where we left off in Parvana. After much of her Afghan neighborhood has been destroyed by bombing, Parvana and her father are on the move, trying to find the rest of the family. The journey is horrific. This book has left an impression on me. I am glad I had the opportunity to read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Meza | 1/26/2014

    " I really like this book. This was one of the best books I have read. I read it like five months ago. I like the book because is about adventure. Once you read the book you can't stop reading it. It is a very interesting book. I think its a great book to read. I recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vona (: | 1/19/2014

    " Read aloud!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 1/18/2014

    " A fantabulous children's novel dealing with an Afghan girl's life on the run from the bombs. Wonderful for teaching students at any level to empathize with others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/10/2013

    " Better than the first book in the series, perhaps because there are more child characters and fewer adults in this book. Still, quite sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 12/2/2013

    " i thought this book was sad but a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 11/11/2013

    " This was a GREAT book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joramie Roque | 11/5/2013

    " First book that I've read. :) I REALLY LOVE THE STORY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/26/2013

    " another amazing read. can't put it down, highly recommend it to anyone to get inside a brave girls head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 4/27/2013

    " Very sad but very good. It was interesting to hear from a girl's point of veiw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fluffy Munchkin | 10/30/2012

    " This is probably my favourite in the series not sure though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan Mallia | 9/27/2012

    " this book was soo good number 1: Parvana is good, Deborah Ellis is a good author!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 9/20/2012

    " A story that made me read till the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loretta | 2/9/2012

    " Intended for a younger audience than me, but a wonderful story. Parvana endures hardships that we can't begin to imagine. It is on my "must read again" list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sofie | 12/7/2011

    " This is the second book of the Breadwinner. Like the first one this book is also very sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/30/2011

    " Another amazing story that continues to draw students into this history. My 5th grade students begged to read this after The Breadwinner and loved every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yekta | 8/26/2011

    " This was a very good book like the first one and the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 8/1/2011

    " I think this is one of the best books I have ever read and I haven't read the first book "The bread winner" but I'm planning to because this book is really good. This book is very interesting, sad at points but then happy in other points and its like an adventure so it has a bit of action in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellianne | 6/19/2011

    " These books are amazing eye openers. I would highly recommend them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 5/31/2011

    " Love love love this book, I've read it at least ten times it makes me cry and it opened my to the world around me. It really changed the way I saw the world, I used to think it was peaceful and simple but this book made me realized how sad and real the world is, this is a must read before you die!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mare | 5/27/2011

    " It was nice to discover this was a trilogy! After reading The Breadwinner I really wanted to know what happed to Parvana & her family... though I couldn't realistically expect a overly happy story I was pleased with how events turned out for Parvan, her family & her new friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cpertuit | 5/17/2011

    " It was quite sad but it was powerful. Really Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 3/21/2011

    " Very sad but very good. It was interesting to hear from a girl's point of veiw. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/22/2011

    " Part of a series by Deborah Ellis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ***Makenna*** | 2/17/2011

    " This was better than the first book, but still, not my cup of tea... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan.park | 2/9/2011

    " "I really enjoyed Parvana's Journey, The story is very, emotional and also fun to read! I enjoyed reading this book, This book hooked me in and made me want to read more and more. I recommend this book for young readers. :) "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis has achieved international acclaim with her courageous and dramatic books that give Western readers a glimpse into the plight of children in developing countries. She has won the Governor General’s Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award. A long-time feminist and anti-war activist, she is best known for The Breadwinner Trilogy, which has been published around the world in seventeen languages, with more than a million dollars in royalties donated to Street Kids International and to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan. In 2006, she was named to the Order of Ontario.

About the Narrator

Meera Simhan is a film and stage actress who was born in England and raised in San Diego. Her first lead film role was as Linda Jones in Date Movie in 2006. Since then she has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Iron Man, Law & Order, The Young and the Restless, and The Mentalist.