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Groundwood Books

Looking for X

Written by Deborah Ellis

For students in grades 4 - 7 | Published September 01, 1999 | ISBN 9780888993823
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

136 pages | 7.500 in × 5.060 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Looking for X

Deborah Ellis

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.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International.

Awards and Praise

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

  • Long-listed OLA Silver Birch Award, 2001
  • Winner Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 2001
  • Commended PPYA (Books that Don't Make You Blush), 2006