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A Long Walk to Water

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From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a true story.

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 and safety. 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 hoping for.

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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.

"There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. . . . Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 14
Author Linda Sue Park
ISBN 0547577311
Publication Date Oct 4, 2011
Publisher Sandpiper
Award Winners Jane Addams Award
Language English