A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story

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By Linda Sue Park
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story
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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. 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 Nyas in an astonishing and moving way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/15/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up

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20873 words20,873 words
128 pages128 pages
Lexile 720LLexile 720L
Grade 6 to 9Grade 6 to 9
Age 11-14Age 11-14
Published 2011Published 2011

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0547577311

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