Mud City

Mud City

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"Parvana’s best friend, Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. She still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France, but it's hard to imagine when she is living in the Widows’ Compound of a muddy, crowded refugee camp outside Peshawar. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor and wandering children like herself, but she has Jasper, the dog who followed her down from a shepherds’ camp in the mountains, and she knows how to masquerade as a boy and comb the streets for jobs. But life as a street kid is dangerous and terrifying, even with the advantages of a strong will, brave spirit, and good luck. This is a powerful and human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life. The reissue includes a new cover and map, and an updated author’s note and glossary to provide young readers with background and context."--Online description.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2015, c2003.
ISBN: 9780888995186
Call Number: ELLIS
Characteristics: 142 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Afghanistan -- History -- 1989-2001 -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Street children -- Fiction.
Assertiveness (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Refugee camps -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.


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Jul 11, 2016

I really liked this book because of the conflicts that the main character went through. Although it was a good book, I think that the main character was a little too sassy and bossy, but I really like her dog.

Mar 13, 2015

Great conclusion to this great novel series. I found myself talking about it for a year or two after i read it. I was even referring to it a couple times. Great work from Deborah Ellis!

Sep 14, 2013

i can not wait to read it i am going to get it tomorow

Jan 09, 2013

the whole series was so good and awesome. my teacher first introduced me the book at school and she corrupted me!!!(which is a good thing) this book was so interesting and detailed i keep rereading it over and over! i really think you should read this awesome book.shauzia's life kept turning and she was so used to her ways she didn't know how to live modernly! i have to say is..... THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

Aug 03, 2012

The book itself is all right, but my gosh Shauzia annoys me.

Jul 24, 2010

I really liked this book, but I was a bit sad it was all about Shauzia

Feb 28, 2010

Shauzia was one of my favourite characters in the first book and now a book all about her life.

samdog123 Mar 30, 2008

The third book in the trilogy by Ellis concerning child war survivors in afghanistan... the first two are The Breadwinner and Parvana's Journey. This is another winner by Deborah Ellis...suitable for tweens.


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