A Long Walk to Water

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A Long Walk to Water

Format:  Paperback,

121 pages

Edition: None

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780547577319

ISBN-10: 0547577311

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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.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780547577319
ISBN-10: 0547577311
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 121
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.0 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 9780547577319

About the author

Biography of Park, Linda Sue

Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. She received a B.A. in English from Stanford University. After graduating, she worked as a public-relations writer for a major oil company for two years. She obtained advanced degrees in literature from Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland and from the University of London. Before becoming a full-time author, she held numerous jobs including working for an advertising agency, teaching English as a second language to college students, and working as a food journalist.

Her first book, Seesaw Girl, was published in 1999. Her other books include The Kite Fighters, Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems), and A Single Shard, which won the 2002 Newbery Medal. She also wrote Storm Warning, which is the ninth book in the 39 Clues series.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Maryland Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, 2013 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)

Book description

From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a true story. Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a “lost boy” refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people... two stories. One country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads—one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985—with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.

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