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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date May 12, 2015
Pages 152
Binding Paperback
Edition 15 anv rev
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781554987658
ISBN-10 1554987652
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $9.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. The 15th anniversary edition includes a special foreword by Deborah Ellis as well as a new map, an updated author’s note, and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780888994196
 
from Groundwood Books (April 1, 2001); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780888994196 | details & prices | 170 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780888994165 Book cover for 9781554987658
 
The price comparison is for this edition
15 anv rev edition from Groundwood Books (May 12, 2015); titled "The Breadwinner"
9781554987658 | details & prices | 152 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.18 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.
Reprint edition from Groundwood Books (November 1, 2001); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780888994165 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Abridged edition from Listening Library (August 1, 2002); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780807209745 | details & prices | List price $23.00
About: The Breadwinner brings to life an issue that has recently exploded in the international media -- the reality of life under the Taliban.
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (July 1, 2002); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780807209738 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (November 1, 2001)
9780606277112 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.49
About: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 12, 2015); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780606372329 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | List price $20.80
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008); titled "The Breadwinner"
9781439506165 | details & prices | 4.80 × 7.30 × 0.70 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.95
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001); titled "The Breadwinner"
9780613444880 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.50 lbs | List price $19.60
About: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

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