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A Long Walk to Water

Written & illustrated by Linda Sue Park
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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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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Who Wrote A Long Walk to Water

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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and the New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water, among many other acclaimed books. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her at www.lspark.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780547577319
Publication Date:
October 4, 2011
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0547577311
Lexile:
720L
Accelerated Reader Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
140710
ATOS Book Level:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG+

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