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The Heaven Shop

The Heaven Shop

(2004)
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There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children.

At her father's funeral, Binti's grandmother utters the words that no one in Malawi wants to hear. Binti's father and her mother before him, dies of AIDS. Binti, her sister, and brother are separated and sent to the home of relatives who can barely tolerate their presence. Ostracized by their extended family, the orphans are treated like the lowest servants. With her brother far away and her sister wallowing in her own sorrow, Binti can hardly contain her rage. She, Binti Phirim, was once a child star of a popular radio program. Now she is scraping to survive. Binti always believed she was special, now she is nothing but a common AIDS orphan.

Binti Phiri is not about to give up. Even as she clings to hope that her former life will be restored, she must face a greater challenge. If she and her brother and sister are to reunited, Binti Phiri will have to look outside herself and find a new way to be special.

Compelling and uplifting, The Heaven Shop, is a contemporary novel that puts a very real face on the African AIDS pandemic, which to-date has orphaned more than 11 million African children. Inspired by a young radio performer the author met during her research visit to Malawi, Binti Phiri is a compelling character that readers will never forget.

 
Used availability for Deborah Ellis's The Heaven Shop


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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Turtleback
Title: Heaven Shop
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 0-606-33752-0 / 978-0-606-33752-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2004 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Heaven Shop
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-55041-908-0 / 978-1-55041-908-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Heaven Shop
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-55455-086-6 / 978-1-55455-086-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2004 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Heaven Shop
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-55041-907-2 / 978-1-55041-907-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Heaven Shop 2005
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 0-19-275435-1 / 978-0-19-275435-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Heaven Shop
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Publisher: RMW Kids Press
Availability: Amazon   



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