A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

June 1, 2012|
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
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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 the Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard, the best-seller A Long Walk to Water, and the highly-praised novel Prairie Lotus . She has also written several acclaimed picture books and serves on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. www.lspark.com, T...
Title:A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 7.63 X 7.68 X 0.39 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.63 X 7.68 X 0.39 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547577311

ISBN - 13:9780547577319

Appropriate for ages: 10

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