From the Publisher
From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a
Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks
eight hours every day.
Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a "lost boy"
refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family
Two young people . . . two stories.
One country: Sudan.
This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads-one unfolding
in 2008 and one in 1985-with one hopeful message: that even in a
troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are
About the Author
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.
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.
For more information visit www.lspark.com.
About the Book
Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two stories-one about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0547577311
ISBN - 13: 9780547577319