The Breadwinner Trilogy
Written by Deborah Ellis
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 is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages and has earned more than $1 million in royalties to benefit Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She has received the Ontario Library Association’s President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Canada.
"...a book...about the hard times - and the courage - of Afghan children." Washington Post
"[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
"...an 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
"...hands-down, Newberry Medal worthy...This was a fantastic read." Washington Times
"A great kids' book...a graphic geopolitical brief that's also a girl-power parable." Newsweek
"This is an important and compelling story for young people..." Today's Librarian
"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