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Review: The Breadwinner

by Mark Laherty

The Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has become beloved to the country. This is deserved; they’ve done excellent work, most notably Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells. This reviewer’s little sister loves Puffin Rock, a cartoon set on Skellig Michael (no Star Wars jokes, please). Based on the book series by Deborah Ellis, the Saloon’s new motion picture is a story about a young girl named Parvana and her family, who live under Taliban rule in 2001 Afghanistan.

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