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    DescriptionThe" 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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    Title
    A Long Walk to Water
    Subtitle
    Based on a True Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mrs Linda Sue Park
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 121
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547577319
    ISBN 10: 0547577311
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFN, YXF
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 61
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095, KIND1436
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: X01860000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1980
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001010, JUV013050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016080, JUV030010, JUV016010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PZ7.P22115 LO 2011
    Thema V1.0: YXF, YFT, YFC, YFN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    04 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Linda Sue Park is the author of Newbery Medal title "A Single Shard "as well as numerous other novels, picture books, and poetry. She lives in Rochester, NY, with her family, and has a friend who was one of Sudan's "lost boys." His story was the inspiration for this book.
    Review quote
    "There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. . . . Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax." --"Booklist", starred review"[This] spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan. . . . Tragic and harrowing."-- "Publishers Weekly", starred review "Two narratives intersect in a quiet conclusion that is filled with hope."--"School Library Journal", starred review"This powerful dual narrative packs suspense and introspection into Park's characteristic spare description; while there are lots of details offered to the reader, they come not in long, prosaic lines but in simple, detached observations. Both Salva's and Nya's stories are told with brutal, simple honesty, and they deliver remarkable perspective on the Sudanese conflict. The novel's brevity and factual basis makes the reality of life in Sudan very accessible, and readers will find both the story and the style extremely moving."--"The Bulletin""Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape. . . . A heartfelt account."--"Kirkus Reviews""Brilliant. . . . A touching narrative about strife and survival on a scale most American readers will never see."-- "Book Page""Riveting."--"The Horn Book""[A] fast, page-turning read. . . . A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures."--"VOYA"