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A Long Walk to Water (Paperback)

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    The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hou......more

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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

Linda Sue Park is the author of Newbery Medal title A Single Shard as well as numerous other novels, picture books, and poetry. She lives in Rochester, NY, with her family, and has a friend who was one of Sudan's "lost boys." His story was the inspiration for this book.

Author:
Park, Linda Sue
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
121
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:
10/04/2011
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9780547577319
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.25 lb
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