The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel
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About the Author
The Breadwinner film was produced by Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions.
Aircraft Pictures is an independent scripted content production company creating quality entertainment for a worldwide audience, ranging from independent feature films to high-end television series. Aircraft has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Cartoon Saloon is a two-time Academy Award nominee for the 2010 film The Secret of Kells and 2014's Song of the Sea. The studio was formed in 1999 by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, and is based in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Melusine Productions is based in Luxembourg. They specialize in animated films and documentaries. Recent films include the award-winning Song of the Sea and Ernest & Celestine.
Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California's Middle East Book Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. deborahellis.com
Middle East Book Award
Sweden's Peter Pan Prize
Baia delle Favole Prize
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Award
Rocky Mountain Book Award, finalist
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." -- Malala Yousafzai, New York Times
"A great kids' book ... a graphic geopolitical brief that's also a girl-power parable." --Newsweek
..". an exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circumstances beyond comprehension and helps students understand that all of us in this global community share the same hopes, dreams, and fears." --Resource Links
"[The books in the Breadwinner series] are terrifying indictments of what war can bring to children and a powerful testament to the ingenuity and strength of young people in times of terror." --Book Links
..". a book ... about the hard times -- and the courage -- of Afghan children." --Washington Post