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Mud City (Breadwinner Series #3)
     

Mud City (Breadwinner Series #3)

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by Deborah Ellis
 

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Parvana’s best friend, 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, but it's hard to imagine when she is living in the Widows’ Compound of a muddy, crowded refugee camp outside Peshawar. Shauzia finally decides to leave

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Parvana’s best friend, 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, but it's hard to imagine when she is living in the Widows’ Compound of a muddy, crowded refugee camp outside Peshawar. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor and wandering children like herself, but she has Jasper, the dog who followed her down from a shepherds’ camp in the mountains, and she knows how to masquerade as a boy and comb the streets for jobs. But life as a street kid is dangerous and terrifying, even with the advantages of a strong will, brave spirit, and good luck. This is a powerful and human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life. The reissue includes a new cover and map, and an updated author’s note and glossary to provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book go to Street Kids International.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“...a stunning portrait of a totally devastated world where children are forced to fend for themselves...” — Quill & Quire, starred review
School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554987733
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Publication date:
05/12/2015
Series:
Breadwinner Series , #3
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
123,953
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Ellis is the author of over 18 books, many of them bestsellers worldwide. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

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Mud City 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
rolyatTC More than 1 year ago
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
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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".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
;D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little fast paced though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was terrific. I loved it! Please continue and keep doing it at seven pages. Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the second book?
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italicsPH More than 1 year ago
Stupid