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by Linda Sue Park

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.

ISBN-13: 9780547251271
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 121
Age range: 10 - 14 Years

About The Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, and several picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family.

A Long Walk to Water

  • - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Africa - Military & Wars - Family | Orphans & Foster Homes - Action & Adventure | Survival Stories - Dut, Salva -Refugees - Survival skills -Water - Blacks -Sudan - History -Civil War, 1983-2005 - Survival
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