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The Prison Runner

by Deborah Ellis

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`Diego had never been in the jungle before. He`d lived with his family high in the hills, and then he was a prison kid, a city kid. His nights were bare lightbulbs burning, women and children crying, guards yelling and keys clanging. He hated it, but it was what he was used to . . .`A simple error of judgement hurls Diego into a nightmare. He's been living in prison with his mother and sister, looking after them and earning money whenever he can. Until the day he accidentally breaks the rules. Suddenly the family are in trouble, and Diego needs money to save them.So when one of his friends tells Diego that he knows a job that will make them both rich, Diego gives into temptation. But the job is far different from the one he`d imagined, and Diego soon finds himself in the heart of the Bolivian jungle and the clutches of men who produce drugs for a living . ..

About the Author

Deborah Ellis

DEBORAH ELLIS is the award-winning author of several books for kids and teens. She is best known for her novel The Breadwinner, which she wrote following her work at refugee camps in Afghanistan. She has also written on other serious issues affecting young people around the world, including drug use, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and war.

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The BreadwinnerParvana's JourneyMud CityThe Heaven ShopLooking for XDeborah Ellis has won the Governor General's Award (Canada), the Peter Pan Prize (Sweden), the Ruth Schwartz Award (US), the University of California's Middle East Book Award, and the Jane Addams` Peace Award.

Editorial Reviews

`A moving story, with a deeply satisfying ending, the novel convincingly portrays the story of the real children behind the headlines about landmines and refugee camps.`Best Books Guide 2003


`[Parvana's Journey]:`A book all children should read`The Teacher


`. . . a harrowing, true-to-life story . . . meticulously researched and sensitively written, but not for the faint-hearted.`Northern Echo


`a book all young teens should read . . . It is impossible not to be moved`Birmingham Post


`a powerful and gruesome depiction of life under the Taliban regime, told honestly by children.`Entertainment News


`[The Breadwinner]:`deserves to become a bestseller.`The Daily Telegraph


`[The Breadwinner]: `deserves to become a bestseller.`The Daily Telegraph


`[Parvana's Journey]: `A book all children should read`The Teacher


`A moving story, with a deeply satisfying ending, the novel convincingly portrays the story of the real children behind the headlines about landmines and refugee camps.`Best Books Guide 2003


`[Parvana's Journey]:`A book all children should read`The Teacher


`. . . a harrowing, true-to-life story . . . meticulously researched and sensitively written, but not for the faint-hearted.`Northern Echo


`a book all young teens should read . . . It is impossible not to be moved`Birmingham Post


`a powerful and gruesome depiction of life under the Taliban regime, told honestly by children.`Entertainment News


`[The Breadwinner]:`deserves to become a bestseller.`The Daily Telegraph


`[The Breadwinner]: `deserves to become a bestseller.`The Daily Telegraph


`[Parvana's Journey]: `A book all children should read`The Teacher

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