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The Breadwinner Trilogy

Written by Deborah Ellis

Series Title: Breadwinner Series

  • 440 Pages
  • 9781554981847
  • Reading age from 10 to 14
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Middle East
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance



Publication Date August 01, 2009

"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

The three books in Deborah Ellis's Breadwinner trilogy bound into one handsome volume

Deborah Ellis's novels The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and Mud City have been a phenomenal success, touching the hearts of readers the world over.

Here are the three books bound into one handsome volume -- for readers new to Deborah Ellis and for those who would like a collector's edition for their libraries.

Selected for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award 2004


Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner books — a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than $1 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association’s President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario.


"[The books in the Breadwinner trilogy] are terrifying indictments of what war can bring to children and a powerful testaments to the ingenuity and strength of young people in times of terror." Book Links

" exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circumstances beyond comprehension and helps students understand that all of us in this global community share the same hopes, dreams, and fears." Resource Links

"...a book...about the hard times - and the courage - of Afghan children." Washington Post

"This is an important and compelling story for young people..." Today's Librarian

"A great kids' book...a graphic geopolitical brief that's also a girl-power parable." Newsweek

"...hands-down, Newberry Medal worthy...This was a fantastic read." Washington Times

"Deborah Ellis would like to tell kids in war-torn countries that the war is over and they can live through this and that she hopes the world can learn from its previous mistakes" The Denver Post