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By Deborah Ellis

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Format: Paperback, 168 pages
Published In: Australia, 01 December 2003
'Watch what you're doing!' The angry newspaper seller spat at her. He kicked Jasper. Jasper yelped. Shauzia pulled her dog away. I don't like it here, Shauzia told Jasper. Shauzia just wanted to sit some place and be quiet, but every time they sat down they were told to go away.Imagine that you're alone in a foreign city. To eat you must scrounge through rubbish, to sleep you huddle in doorways. Where do you go? Who do you trust? When Shauzia leaves the relative safety of the refugee camp she faces many difficulties. But she has all the spirit and pluck of her friend Parvana, and with the help of her dog Jasper she knows she will fulfill her dreams.Shauzia is a thrilling, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Parvana, and Parvana s Journey.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis works as a counselor in a group home in Toronto. Her first children's book, Looking for X, won the Canadian Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. Deborah has been to Afghan refugee camps and heard many stories like Shauzia's. The royalties from this book will be donated to Street Kids International.


"Shauzia is the sting of our conscience Far more than a thousand World Vision advertisements, Deborah Ellis has made her come alive and speak to us."Age6/12/03"Deborah Ellis is a great author and really helps you understand about the struggle of being a child in Afghanistan."Rebecca Beagle, 12 yrs, Bendigo Advertiser3/1/04"Wonderful, thought-provoking reading" Sunday Tasmanian1/2/04"very thrilling and exciting definitely worth reading." Jack Cotton-Brown, Primary student.

EAN: 9781741142846
ISBN: 1741142849
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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