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Ellis, Deborah 1960-

Works: 146 works in 653 publications in 10 languages and 32,992 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  History  Personal narratives  Anecdotes  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.E469, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Deborah Ellis
Most widely held works by Deborah Ellis
Off to war : voices of soldiers' children by Deborah Ellis( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,734 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,621 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
The breadwinner by Deborah Ellis( Book )
49 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 2,605 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
Parvana's journey by Deborah Ellis( Book )
72 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her father's death, Parvana, now thirteen-years-old, continues to search for her mother in war-torn Afghanistan, joining with two younger children who are also struggling to survive
Jackal in the garden : an encounter with Bihzad by Deborah Ellis( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,057 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
Women of the Afghan War by Deborah Ellis( )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No ordinary day by Deborah Ellis( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,429 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
No safe place by Deborah Ellis( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,350 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
Mud city by Deborah Ellis( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,195 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
Kids of Kabul : living bravely through a never-ending war by Deborah Ellis( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,066 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 )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In more than 30 hard-hitting profiles, teens talk about bullying: as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders."
My name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 968 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's finally managed to open a school for girls
Three wishes : Palestinian and Israeli children speak by Deborah Ellis( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 952 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
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 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet the orphans of Sub-Saharan Africa, of which there are 11.5 million
I am a taxi by Deborah Ellis( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living with his family in a prison in Bolivia due to his parents' convictions for drug trafficking, twelve-year-old Diego does his best to live a normal life, but when his mother receives additional fines, Diego risks everything to earn quick money
The heaven shop by Deborah Ellis( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 767 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
Looking for X by Deborah Ellis( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eleven-year-old Khyber lives with her mother and autistic twin brothers in a low-income area in Toronto. In addition to her problems at school (she skipped two grades and doesn't fit in), she deals with her mother's decision to send her brothers to a group home, some menacing skinheads, a false accusation of vandalism that gets her expelled, and a search for her homeless "friend, "X
Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids by Deborah Ellis( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 655 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
Sacred leaf by Deborah Ellis( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 622 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
A company of fools by Deborah Ellis( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henri has been living within abbey walls all his life, first in the care of nuns, then as choirboy and scribe. When Micah arrives, his voice and presence bring a fresh breeze into dead places. Together, both must learn to live through difficult times
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Alternative Names
Ellis, D.
Ellis, Deb 1960-
Ellis, Deborah Eileen 1960-
エリス, デボラ
English (250)
Italian (17)
Spanish (14)
German (12)
French (6)
Japanese (6)
Catalan (3)
Marathi (2)
Chinese (1)
Norwegian (1)