A Long Walk to Water_based on a true story

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A Long Walk to Water_based on a true story
Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 978-0547577319
Item# 577319
Format: Trade Paper
# of pages: 121
Ages: 10-14

SKU: 577319 Categories: ,


Brief Description:

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 a 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.

Brief Description:

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.

Biographical Note:

Linda Sue Park received the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. In addition to novels, she has written picture books and poetry for young readers. Before turning to children’s books, she worked as a journalist, a food critic, and a teacher of English as a second language. She lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

1 review for A Long Walk to Water_based on a true story

  1. Charlene Campfield

    A brilliant true story about a young man who could have given up, but through perseverance and hope, he survived and became a great activist and leader to those in need. A must read.

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