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Summary

"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...

©2003 Deborah Ellis (P)2009 Listening Library

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Great story

This is a amazing story with a amazing message. Also the narrator is really good!

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  • Yamil Narchi
  • 29-10-21

A great book

I always enjoy this book. It is intelligent and humane. My middle school students love it to. Thank you, Deborah Ellis!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-20

Amazing

this book has some amazing details in really absorbs you in and you just want more it is also sad and you get attached to the characters and it also teaches a lesson where you should be grateful of what you have because these are kids without parents going around destroyed homes this is not right so this book is really interesting and I recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-19

Real book.

It is such a good series I love it so much the book is super intresting

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  • Margo
  • 12-11-12

Easy reading

If you could sum up Parvana's Journey in three words, what would they be?

Life experience of the unknown

What was one of the most memorable moments of Parvana's Journey?

Having nothing but still being able to continue on

Which character – as performed by Meera Simhan – was your favorite?

Lilia

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter and sadness

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Loved it

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  • Sherry
  • 22-09-11

Another Compelling Listen

What made the experience of listening to Parvana's Journey the most enjoyable?

The continued story from The Breadwinner. It was heartfelt, plausible and very engaging. Myself and my 2 girls, aged 10 & 12, would definately recommend this listen.

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Having listened to The Breadwinner first then Parvana's Journey, we were initially disappointed that the new narrator did not use the same pronunciations as in the first, however that distraction did not last long. She too spoke clearly and well paced and with clear and consistent characterizations.

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  • Meredith
  • 30-01-16

Beautiful story

The story was a beautiful representation of the state that Afghanistan is in. Although the book is very sad the end and make up for it.

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  • RGSommer
  • 19-06-15

Very worthwhile

A good story to portray the folly and tragedy of war. Good for young teens as well.