The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban?s rule in Afghanistan. Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan?s capital city. Parvana?s father ? a history teacher until his This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old P...

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Title:The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel
Author:Deborah Ellis
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1773061186
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel Reviews

  • erin
    Sep 24, 2018
    Hadn't gotten my eyes on either the books or animated film that this is based on, but kiddo and I read this together and it was a telling of this story that still prompted many questions and opportunities to learn and talk about occupation, war, gender, and oppression. Kiddo really...
  • Alicia
    Mar 12, 2018
    Having literally just watched the animated film adaptation a few weeks ago, then seeing the delivery of the graphic novel in a new box of books, I was surprised and excited. It was literally the same animated style of the movie. I think I could have appreciated the movie better having ...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Jul 02, 2018
    If you want a slim graphic novel adaptation of the book. ...
  • Kelsey!
    Aug 17, 2018
    I saw this graphic novel on the shelf at the library and was intrigued, since the animated film adaptation is currently on my Netflix list of things to watch and this seemed like it would be a relatively quick read. (I wasn't aware it all stemmed from a novel of the same name, at this ...
  • Mrs. Tongate
    Dec 05, 2018
    A must read in both formats (graphic novel and print). "Afghans know war. Yet there are so many people in that country who get out of bed each morning and spend their days trying to make things a little better for their family, their community and their country. This everyday kindn...
  • Scott Whitney
    Feb 23, 2018
    This is my first with this story. I will have to read the book now that I am having trouble getting this story out of my mind. ...
  • Jan Priddy
    Sep 28, 2018
    I bought this for my granddaughter, who will be 7. I read it first and especially after the hearings, I do not want to explain to her why it is necessary for this girl to be in disguise, why her sister and little brother are risked, why her father dies, and all the rest of the brutalit...
  • Shannon
    Mar 05, 2018
    Beautiful graphic novel about an Afghani girl who poses as a boy to help her family survive after her father is arrested. I found this to be a powerful story but I am confused that the story ended so abruptly with no final resolution. ...
  • Emkoshka
    Aug 08, 2018
    When I was in Kilkenny, Ireland, back in May this year, The Breadwinner was about to be released as a film and I was able to visit an exhibition of drawings and stills. I'd never come across the novel before and wish I had. This graphic novelisation is too fast-paced and lacking in det...
  • Calista
    Jul 27, 2018
    This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban?s rule in Afghanistan. This is an exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circ...
  • Carly
    Oct 25, 2018
    I normally don't read graphic novels. Growing up I enjoyed using my imagination to picture what was happening in books. I never really liked watching movie after reading the books either, there is only so much special effects can do to match the images you can have in your head. Th...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    Jan 24, 2018
    The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel Deborah Ellis Rating: 4/5 Note:Special thanks to Groundwood Books for providing a copy for review. I have not read the Breadwinner novel or watched the movie yet, so this is the first time I have come across this well-known heart-breaking tale. ...
  • Rebekah Gyger
    Jun 08, 2018
    What drew me to this graphic novel was the story matter. A few months back, I watched a short youtube documentary about girls in this situation of having to dress as boys to help their families. I had never heard of the original book or the animated movie, so I went in to reading it wi...
  • SaraKat
    Apr 28, 2018
    I saw this graphic novel at my school library and was intrigued. I liked it well enough, but didn't realize it was a graphic novelization of a book series. I probably would have rather read the book. It was a disappointing ending to the book, but I realized that it was a series after t...
  • Brett
    Jan 14, 2019
    While I enjoyed the story and courage of the main character, Parvana, the graphic novel relied too heavily on the images to tell such an emotional and complex story. This version would serve best as a supplemental text to provide context and imagery for struggling readers. I would not ...
  • Dani
    Jan 04, 2018
    This is such a powerful story and it?s translation to a graphic novel was almost flawless. However, it was quite obvious in several spreads that the images were simply stills taken from the animated film. This didn?t diminish the strength of the story, but I think I would have pref...
  • Debbie Armbruster
    Mar 18, 2018
    Other than the academy award nomination for the animated film, I knew nothing about The Breadwinner when I began reading. The graphic novel offers broad strokes and emotional punches, but without the author?s historical note at the finale, I would have only had a surface understandin...
  • Rod Brown
    Mar 31, 2018
    So this is a graphic novel adaptation of an animated movie adaptation of a book. I usually try to avoid something this watered down, but I knew I could read this slim little volume in a fraction of the time it would take me to watch the movie or read the original book, and I was unlike...
  • Scott S.
    Jul 27, 2018
    This was an interesting and timely story idea, but I'm not sure about the final result. (Apparently this was also preceded by a regular chapter book and animated film adaptation.) A pre-teen Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy after her father is incarcerated and the family subseque...
  • Ellyn   → Allonsythornraxx
    Mar 15, 2018
    15/03/18 I can't wait for my youner brother and younger readers in general, to read this. I definitely have to watch the movie soon now too. So glad I stumbled upon this at the library. ...
  • Sarah Lafleur
    Mar 01, 2018
    4.5/5 ...
  • Kristen (BeyondSecretPages)
    Apr 05, 2018
    But...I still don't get the title. ...
  • Elna
    Apr 26, 2018
    I've never actually read The Breadwinner, so I can't compare it to the novel or anything like that. The art is nice - it looks a little computer generated to me (I'm not entirely sure what I mean by that, though - the edges are too smooth? Everything is a little too glossy and put toge...
  • Mary Tuttle
    Mar 03, 2018
    Beautifully illustrated story of a girl who must disguise herself as a boy in order to help her family survive in Taliban-occupied Afghanistan. ...
  • Urbandale Library
    Dec 27, 2018
    This graphic novel adaptation of the story of a young girl who must disguise herself as a boy to help her family. The story takes place in Afghanistan during Taliban rule. The story opened my eyes to the range of devastation and control the Taliban exerted over the population, largely ...
  • Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut
    May 02, 2018
    ?We are a land whose people are its greatest treasure. We are at the edges of empires at war with each other. We are a fractured land in the claws of the Hindu Kush mountains, scorched by the fiery eyes of the northern desert. Black rubble earth against ice peaks ? we are...
  • CYNTHIA °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
    Jan 29, 2019
    Damn, I wish I could forget about this book. So that I could read this again and experience all the spectacular emotions, characters, artwork, and storyline again. *sniff* ...
  • Evan Yang
    Jan 15, 2019
    Overall, the pictures were great! But the other didn't draw enough pictures to show feelings and emotions. And I feel like the ending was rushed. So I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. And I was really confused with the title because this main character doesn't even sell bread. I thou...
  • Jessica
    Jan 14, 2019
    In those times, girls can't go out alone and only boys can go out. Unluckily, the girl named Paravana's dad have a broken leg, all of Paravana's sibling are too young. She made herself as a boy and make her family members live. Her father was arrested for letting her daughter out alone...
  • Motherbooker
    Jan 31, 2019
    From my review at motherbookerblog.com: "The Breadwinner is set in Kabul in 2001 when Afghanistan is under Taliban rule. It tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana and her family. Parvana?s father is forced to sell goods on the side of the road to support his family and uses his yo...