A Long Walk to Water (Prebound)

Based on a True Story

By Linda Sue Park

Turtleback Books, 9780606234061, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/4/2011)
Hardcover (11/15/2010)
Paperback, Large Print (2/1/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (2/1/2020)
Compact Disc (2/24/2015)
MP3 CD (2/24/2015)
Prebound (10/4/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/2/2014)

List Price: 19.80*
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“Feel the heat, fear, and uncertainty as you walk with 11-year-old Salva, who, in 1985, is fleeing his homeland of Southern Sudan. Linda Sue Park has crafted a gripping story of a 'Lost Boy,' all the more remarkable because it is based on a true story. Intertwined with Salva's story is that of 11-year-old Nya, from a rival tribe in Southern Sudan. This 'long walk' will take readers into a troubled country, but a country still filled with hope due to people like Salva. This is a book for the reader who wants to look behind the headlines.”
— David Mallmann, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
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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.