Parvana’s father just died, and Parvana is putting the last hand full of dirt on this grave. Parvana is in search of the mother and sister. Parvana passes by villages, and stops in a abandoned hose with a baby crying, and his mother is lying on the ground beside him.
Parvana decides to take care of the baby, and she also decides to name him Hassan. Parvana decides to take care of baby Hassan in a abandoned cave. Parvana hears a loud voice going from the cave saying “go away”! Parvana wanted to face her fears and stayed calm. When Parvana look harder she sees a bay, named Asif. Asif tries to act like he is the best, but he is good at taking care of baby Hassan. Parvana, Hassan, and Asif take each other as brothers and sisters, even though Asif tries to act like he is the best.
One day while sitting across the mine field, beside green valley, a girl named Leila approached them, and requested to take all of then to her house. Parvana, Asif, and baby Hassan stayed with Leila, and her grandmother who hardly moved finger. One day a mine field exploded and left behind a carcass. Everyone enjoyed it for dinner that night, even grandmother. Also that night The Taliban were attacking, and a bomb dropped on grandmother.
Grandmother died, and the house shattered into pieces. It was difficult for Leila to get over her grandmother’s death, but all four of them were on their journey again.
When sitting together, Leila noticed a man walking with his kids in a cart, that he was holding. The man side that he didn’t even have food to feed his own family, but he did tell them where they could find a camp. Parvana took Hassan into a tent hospital in the camp. The nurse took baby Hassan, and gave Parvana a coupon so they could get a piece of bread almost everyday.
Parvana was waiting in line one day, while Leila ran into the mine field, to collect the carcass that were left behind. Leila ran into a mine field that was left behind by the Taliban, and died. Parvana’s mother was in the camp, and came to see what had happened. Parvana met with her mother and sister, Parvana was overjoyed to meet with her mother, but also sad to loose a friend.