A Long Walk to Water 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.

 

About Linda Sue Park

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Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, and several picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. For more information visit www.lspark.com.
 
Published November 15, 2010 by Clarion Books. 133 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, War, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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Salva Dut is 11 years old when war raging in the Sudan separates him from his family.

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Newbery Medalist Park's (The Single Shard) spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan—one an 11-year-old Lost Boy, Salva, who fled in 1985 and later immigrated to

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The book's denouement, however, intertwines their stories in a soul-satisfying and optimistic way. A Long Walk to Water is based on Salva Dut's true story of ...

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... Award-winning~Amazon Bestseller Susie Speider gets bit on the finger sending her nights into crazy dreams about taking revenge on a cruel ...

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... Book Blogger review of A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, a brief true story about water issues in Sudan.

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... Title: A Long Walk to Water Author: Linda Sue Park Genre: YA Fiction (based on a true story) Pages: 120. Rating: 5 out of 5. Challenges: PoC ...

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Book Review: A Long Walk to Water. Jul9 by dogtrax. Novelist Linda Sue Park explores the horrific impacts of the war in Sudan by making the experience ...

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Provo City Library's Children Book Review

... by Linda Sue Park. Clarion Books, 2010. 128 pages. Fiction. "A Long Walk to Water" is an amazing book. It is based on the true story of Salvo, ...

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Presenting Lenore

... Nya spends all day every day walking to the pond to carry water home to her family. 1985. Salva is fleeing a war and soldiers that threaten to ...

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... Book Review: A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story, by Linda Sue Park ( Clarion Books, 2010). Recommended for ages 10 to adult.

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... book review: A Long Walk to Water author: Linda Sue Park date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Nov 2011 main character: Salva Dut. A Long Walk ...

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State Library of Victoria

... Long-time known to American audiences, Newbery medal winner Linda Sue Park will be gracing our shores next week as a guest on the ...

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Nya’s journey is everyday for eight hours, whereas Salva’s journey takes him across Africa in order to survive.

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... I think this would be a "just right book" for grades 6-9. ~ Title: A Long Walk to Water Author: Linda Sue Park Genre: Realistic Fiction Pub.

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... Thanks to the 21st century constantly-changing news cycle, this seems like old news now, but I picked up this book shortly after Southern ...

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Gr 5–9—Differentiated, African-inspired chapter introduction music assists in delivering this parallel story of two very different, but equally difficult, lives in Sudan. The story alternates between Nya, a composite character based on the lives of real girls, in 2008, and Salva, a young boy in t...

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This fact-based novel draws on the life of Salva Dut, a Sudanese refugee living in the United States, who runs a nonprofit organization devoted to the creation of ...

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