Looking for X

Looking for X

Written by: Ellis, Deborah
ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award

In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing.

The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award

In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing.

The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Sep 1, 1999
Specifications 136 pages | 5.06 in x 7.5 in
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DEBORAH ELLIS is the author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner, which has been published in twenty-five languages. She has won the Governor General’s Award, the Middle East Book Award, the Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award. Recently named to the Order of Canada, Deborah has donated $2 million in royalties to organizations such as Women for Women in Afghanistan, UNICEF and Street Kids International. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

Audience ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7
Reading Levels Lexile 720L

Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 2001

Long-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, 2001

Commended, PPYA (Books that Don't Make You Blush), 2006

“All of the characters seem real and natural...Khyber is a likable protagonist and readers will appreciate how she copes with her issues...they will enjoy the story.” —School Library Journal

“Khyber's strong spirit and believable personality will draw readers in.” —Booklist

“Marvelous characterizations and fiercely close family ties...Unlike many coming-of-age stories, in this novel the odyssey is less important than the warm, redemptive homecoming.” —Horn Book

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

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