That was where she needed to be, in a field of purple flowers, where no one could bother her. She would sit there until the confusion left her head and the stink of the camp left her nostrils.
Shauzia has a dream. She dreams of getting away from the refugee camp in Pakistan and travelling to France. There she knows she would find a better life, away from the war in her home country of Afghanistan...
But escape is not so easy. Once she leaves the camp, she has no money, no food–and only her dog Jasper for company. But Shauzia is determined to find a new future for herself...
From the Compact Disc edition.
Deborah Ellis|Meera Simhan
About Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis won Canada’s Governor General’s Award in 2000 for her first book, Searching for X. She is also the author of several other books, including Parvana’s Journey, winner of the Jane Addams Award and the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award, given annually by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Booksellers Association. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
About Meera Simhan
Meera Simhan’s bevy of acting credits include the film Date Movie and the television series Invasion, Judging Amy and Cold Case. Onstage, Meera has played Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.