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A Long Walk to Water

Based On A True Story

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.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

0547251270


Format: Book
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Summary: 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. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Title: A long walk to water : based on a true story / a novel by Linda Sue Park.
Publisher Date: Boston : Clarion Books, 2010.
Subject: Dut, Salva, 1974- -- Juvenile fiction. Refugees -- Juvenile fiction. Survival -- Juvenile fiction. Water -- Juvenile fiction. Blacks -- Sudan -- Juvenile fiction. Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0547251270 9780547251271 9780547577319 (pbk.)
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Call Number: C Park
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Format: Book
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Summary: 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. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Title: A long walk to water : based on a true story / a novel by Linda Sue Park.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Clarion Books, 2010.
Description: 121 p. : col. map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Dut, Salva, 1974- -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Water -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Blacks -- Sudan -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2009048857
ISBN: 0547251270
ISBN: 9780547251271
ISBN: 9780547577319 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 13
Total Copies: 20
Call Number: C Park