A Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story (Paperback) - Park, Linda Sue

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From a Newbery Medalist ("A Single Shard") comes a mesmerizing novel based on a true story. "A Long Walk to Water" begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985.


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547577319
SKU 219464182
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0547577311
Release Date 10/4/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.25T
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Annotation Linda Sue Park explores the trauma of war, an epic struggle to survive, and a bittersweet homecoming in a foreign land with this true story of a Lost Boy of Sudan. In 1985, 11-year-old Salva, was forced to flee his village during Sudan's second Civil War, traveling through territories filled with dangerous wild animals and hostile soldiers. Leading over 1,000 other boys, he finally reached the safe haven of refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. After years spent waiting, Salva finally landed in Rochester, New York, where he reconnected with his family. Interspersed with Salva's story is the plight of Nya, a girl in modern-day Sudan, who must travel eight hours to get water for her village. Deeply moving and written with care, this is just one narrative of a tragic event that affected millions. Park is the acclaimed author of the Newbery Medal-winner THE SINGLE SHARD.
Editors Note When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0121
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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