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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
Contributor(s): Park, Linda Sue (Author)

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ISBN: 0547577311     ISBN-13: 9780547577319
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2011
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - Africa
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - Military & Wars
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5" W x 7.5" (0.22 lbs) 128 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1980's
- Chronological Period - 21st Century
- Cultural Region - East Africa
- Cultural Region - African
- Ethnic Orientation - African
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product
Awards: Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award, Nominee, Children's, 2013
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 140710
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
 
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Publisher Description:

Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times best-selling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.

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. Includes an afterword by author Linda Sue Park and the real-life Salva Dut, on whom the novel is based, and who went on to found Water for South Sudan.


Contributor Bio(s): Park, Linda Sue: -

Linda Sue Park is the author of bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY. www.lspark.com, Twitter: @LindaSuePark.


 
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