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Ellis, Deborah 1960-

Works: 166 works in 771 publications in 18 languages and 34,758 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  History  War stories  Anecdotes  Essays  Personal narratives  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Film editor, Director, Producer, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.E469, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Deborah Ellis
Most widely held works by Deborah Ellis
The breadwinner by Deborah Ellis( Book )

144 editions published between 902 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 2,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Off to war : voices of soldiers' children by Deborah Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted the children of soldiers--men and women who have been called away from their families to fight in a faraway war. In their own words, some of these children describe how their experience has marked and shaped their lives
Children of war : voices of Iraqi refugees by Deborah Ellis( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides interviews with twenty-three young Iraqi children who have moved away from their homeland and tells of their fears, challenges, and struggles to rebuild their lives in foreign lands as refugees of war
Jackal in the garden : an encounter with Bihzad by Deborah Ellis( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born deformed, Anibus is considered cursed and is left in the desert to die, but after being rescued and raised in secret, she leads a nomadic life, finding acceptance with a colony of artists which includes Kamal al-Din Bihzad, the most famous master of Persian painting
Parvana's journey by Deborah Ellis( Book )

81 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bombs are falling, and Parvana, 13, leaves Kabul to find her family. Masquerading as a boy, she travels across Afghanistan. A sequel to 'The Breadwinner'" Cf. Our choice, 2003
Mud city by Deborah Ellis( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final book in the trilogy begun in "The Breadwinner" and "Parvana's Journey" paints a devastating portrait of life in refugee camps and shows the resourcefulness of children who endure great suffering there
No ordinary day by Deborah Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though Valli spends her days picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror is the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks - the lepers. When Valli discovers that that her "aunt" is a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family's hands, she leaves Jharia and begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. Valli finds that she really doesn't need much to live and is very resourceful. But a chance encounter with a doctor r
My name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Found wandering alone in a bombed-out Afghan school, 15-year-old Parvana mystifies American military forces by remaining silent, while spending her time remembering the past four years of her life, having been reunited with her mother and sisters and living in a village where her mother has finally managed to open a school for girls
Kids of Kabul : living bravely through a never-ending war by Deborah Ellis( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Persian and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in 2000, hundreds of thousands of children all over the world have read and loved The Breadwinner . By reading the story of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles living under the terror of the Taliban, young readers came to know the plight of children in Afghanistan. But what has happened to Afghanistan's children since the fall of the Taliban in 2001? In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to find out. She interviewed children who spoke about their lives now. They are still living in a country torn apart by war. Violence and oppression still exist, particularly affecti
We want you to know : kids talk about bullying by Deborah Ellis( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In more than 30 hard-hitting profiles, teens talk about bullying: as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders."
No safe place by Deborah Ellis( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Abdul, having lost everyone he loves, journeys from Baghdad to a migrant community in Calais where he sneaks aboard a boat bound for England, not knowing it carries a cargo of heroin, and when the vessel is involved in a skirmish and the pilot killed, it is up to Abdul and three other young stowaways to complete the journey
Our stories, our songs : African children talk about AIDS by Deborah Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the orphans of Sub-Saharan Africa, of which there are 11.5 million
The heaven shop by Deborah Ellis( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binti and her siblings are orphaned when their father dies of AIDS. Sent to relatives all over Malawi, they suffer increasing hardship until they are reunited through the influence of their formidable grandmother
Three wishes : Palestinian and Israeli children speak by Deborah Ellis( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Ellis presents stories of the children of Israel and Palestine based on interviews done in the winter of 2002 while in Israel and Palestine. --from publisher descriptioni
The cat at the wall by Deborah Ellis( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? She was once a regular North American girl, but that was before she died and came back to life as a cat. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. As the soldiers begin to panic and disaster seems certain, the cat knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?
Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids by Deborah Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years, Ellis traveled across the United States and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen. They come from all over the continent, from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaai to North Carolina, and their stories run the gamut; some heartbreaking; many others full of pride and hope
I am a taxi by Deborah Ellis( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a women's prison in Bolivia, twelve-year-old Diego lives in his mother's cell and earns money by running errands for the guards, but this existence comes to an end and his life is changed forever
Looking for X by Deborah Ellis( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven-year-old Khyber lives with her mother, a former stripper, and her autistic twin brothers in Regent Park, a poor neighborhood in Toronto. But most of the time she's perfectly happy with the way things are. She has her friends, including Valerie, the meanest waitress in the city, and X, a mysterious homeless woman who is always hiding from the "secret place." And she has big plans to explore faraway, exotic places like her namesake, the Khyber Pass
Women of the Afghan War by Deborah Ellis( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred leaf by Deborah Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve year old Diego escapes from slavery at an illegal cocaine operation and is taken in by the Ricardos, coca farmers
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Off to war : voices of soldiers' children
Alternative Names
Alīs, Dībūrā

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Ellis, Deborah Eileen 1960-

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עליס, דבורה, 1960-

엘리스, 데보라 1960-

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Off to war : voices of soldiers' childrenChildren of war : voices of Iraqi refugeesJackal in the garden : an encounter with BihzadParvana's journeyMud cityNo ordinary dayWe want you to know : kids talk about bullyingNo safe place