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Parvana: The Graphic Novel

by Deborah Ellis

A stunning graphic novel edition of the internationally bestselling novel and adapted from the major feature film ‘The Breadwinner’. 

‘All girls [should read] Parvana by Deborah Ellis.’ – Malala Yousafzai, New York Times
‘A story of courage and heroism to inspire young people everywhere.’ – Angelina Jolie

This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of the animated film, inspired by Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel, tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana.

When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city.

By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression. Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story.

About Deborah Ellis

Internationally acclaimed author, humanitarian and peace activist, Deborah Ellis has travelled the world to meet with and hear the stories of children affected by poverty, war, racism and illness. Her fiction and non-fiction books give us a glimpse into the lives of children from Afghanistan (The Parvana Trilogy), Bolivia (Diego! Run; Diego's Pride), the Middle East (Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak) and Southern Africa (The Heaven Shop). Deborah's recent book, Off to War: Soldiers' Children Speak is a collection of interviews with children of Canadian and American soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her companion book Children of War: Iraqi Children Speak interviews Iraqi children about how the war and displacement have shaped their lives. Royalties from both books have been donated to the Children in Crisis Fund of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People.

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