Mud City (Breadwinner Series #3)

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This final book of the acclaimed trilogy that includes The Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey continues the story of Parvana's best friend. Fourteen-year-old Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. She still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France.
Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to leave Pakistan. Peshawar is ...
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This final book of the acclaimed trilogy that includes The Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey continues the story of Parvana's best friend. Fourteen-year-old Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. She still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France.
Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to leave Pakistan. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor children like herself, but she has her dog Jasper.She figures she knows how to survive, but an incident with a dishonest man lands her in jail, where she spends the night, terrified and despairing, before she is rescued by well-meaning Americans.
They take her and Jasper to their home in a residential part of Peshawar, and for a time she has a taste of a life where children are safe and have food to eat. But just when she thinks the family will ask her to stay with them, disaster ensues, and Shauzia finds herself driven back to the refugee camp, where she discovers the old choices are not so easy any more.
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Gr 5–7—The ravages of war on children come to light in Deborah Ellis's final book (Groundwood, 2003) in her Breadwinner trilogy. Shauzia, 14, has traded her war-ravaged home in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the misery of refugee life in a Widows' Compound in Pakistan. The compound is a city made of mud which lacks food, water, and hope. Shauzia dreams of a life in France, convinced that it will be like the photo of lavender fields she keeps tucked in her pocket. Determined to work her way out of the misery, she dresses as a boy and escapes to the city to earn her passage. There she must compete with thousands of street children and learn tough lessons about survival. Meera Simhan provides the subtlest of accents for authenticity, and young listeners will feel transported to this war-torn area with her fine narration. Libraries circulating the first two audiobooks will definitely want this final one for their collection, and this volume also stands well alone.—Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888995421
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Series: Breadwinner Series , #3
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 176,625
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.07 (w) x 7.47 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Deborah Ellis`s books

    I have read The Breadwinner it was an exellent book and i am picky on what i read.I am going to read the seqeul ,Parvana`s Journey I cant wait to read it then read Mud City and learn more about Shauzia, because I learned a little about her in the Breadwinner and her plans to go to France one day and meet Parvana her good friend she might never see again ,unless she meets in 20 years at the Ifle Tower. They would be 31 by then !!! Read these books I will garentee that you will love them!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Great Book Get it today

    this is a good book about parvana's shauzia its about her journy to getting to france with her dog jasper if you like the breadwinner you'll like Mud City :) happy reading

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Definitely Recommend this book!

    My 11 yr old daughter has read all the books in this series and has loved them! I love that she is getting a view into the lives of other kids around the world. It has caused her to care about the people of this area rather than to view them as a "news story".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    In the beggining= confusing farther on= AWESOME

    I read the first and second book but at the end of the second
    book Shauzia wasn't in the book. Parvana was just writing letters to Shauzia I love tge book but if you read the second book you would need to read farther to get how and why Shauzia is back in the book now. They said her and Parvana were going to meet up in France in 20 years. It may seem like I'm complaining about the book book. I'm not it is one of the best series of books ever. OMG you should get the book and series. LOVE IT SO MUCH I READ THE SECOND BOOK IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS ONCE I PICKED IT UP I DID NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN ALSO, WHILE I WAS READING NO ONE COULD BOTHER ME I WAS IN THE ZONE!!! I totally recommend this book......P.S. I don't read books unless I really truely like them so ya...........AWESOME AMAZING JUICY JUST PLAIN AWESOME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Awesome

    ;D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Great

    A little fast paced though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Mudshadows path chapter 6!!!!!

    Mudpaw was so excited. For 6 moons he has trained for this... his apprentice ceremony. 2 weeks ago he found out Brightflower was alive, in riverclan. Today he will become a warrior. He wants to be on a patrol to save Brightflower, and as a fierce brave warrior, not an aprentice. Mudpaw hid under the grass as he was stalking a swan. His favorite kind of fresh kill. As he got closer to the swan the scent of blood and dog got stronger... he wanted to catch the swan but yet see what was going on. What if it was Brightflower? Or a clanmate? Mudpaw left the swan and followed the scent. When he found out where it was. It wasnt Brightflower nor a clanmate. But a RIVERCLAN apprentice. She was a beautiful white with black flecks on her paws, black tail with a white tail tip. She had a big black spot on her back with black ears too. And her eyes caught mudpaws attention the most... they were dazzleing blue. Like the lake in newleaf. Or a blue rose. She was the same age as mudpaw it looked like. Mudpaw found himself stareing at her until he realized the scent of blood was her blood. And the dog was attacking her. The dog slammed her against a rock. She closed her eyes as if she knew she was going to die. But Mudpaw found himself to leap on the dog's back. Hit bit and clawed at the dog. The dog bucked and kicked. Finally Mudpaw fell off. The dog bit Mudpaw's shoulder hard. Mudpaw screeched with pain. Mudpaw swiped at the dogs nose to get it off him. Then the she cat caught the dog's eye. Mudpaw jumped in front of her to keep her away from the dog. The dog aimed for Mudpaw shoulder again but mudpaw was to fast, he ducked ubder and bit the dog's leg. He staggered backward. Mudpaw kept on fighting. The dog bit howled and snarled at Mudpaw. While he scrached hissed and bit at the dog. After a long and bloody fight the dog gave up and fleed. Mudpaw took a minute to get some strength back. Mudpaw padded over to the she cat and said "Are you alright?" She tried to get up but she fell over. "I- Im fine" she mewed. "My name's Nightpaw by the way. Why did you save me? When my father Orangestar almost killed you and how we have your clanmate prisoner?" Mudpaw shrugged and said "Well were all cats arent we? And I woukd never leave a cat to die. No matter where they are from." Nightpaw got up, staggered a little bit and finally said "I guesd youre right. And also can we meet again?" Her eyes met Mudpaws for a second. Mudpaw looked away, blushing. "I um i uh..." Nightpaw licked his cheek and purred. Your not as bad as my father says you and your clan is. Thank you for saving me. Can you meet up with me at the gathering tonight? Pleeeeaaase? Mudpaw saw her eyes glitter. He couldnt say no. Oh ok... Nightpaw smiled and nuzzled him. Ok! See you tonight! Then she limped off. Mudpaw padded back and caught 3 mice and that swan. As he came back he saw everyone stare at him. Featherpaw screamed and said "oh my gosh mudpawvare you ok?" She licked his mounds and Stormflower just stood there frozen. Boulderstar and spottedears and Robinpaw came over. Boulderstar said "What happened??" As Mudpaw explained Boulderstar just nodded. Mudpaw didnt say anything about Nightpaw. Boulderstar got on the high branch and said. "Although my don is wounded, this must happen. Mudpaw do you wish to protect your clan even if it costs your life? "I do" then you are now Mudshadow." Boulderstar did the same to Featherpaw. Who is now Featherbreeze. Mudshadow! Featherbreeze! ~ end of chapter 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    The auther

    It was terrific. I loved it! Please continue and keep doing it at seven pages. Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Is this the second book?

    Is this the second book?

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Bla

    Stupid

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