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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by [Linda Sue Park]
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Gr 5–9—Differentiated, African-inspired chapter introduction music assists in delivering this parallel story of two very different, but equally difficult, lives in Sudan. The story alternates between Nya, a composite character based on the lives of real girls, in 2008, and Salva, a young boy in the war-torn Sudan of 1985. Nya's life consists of the grueling and monotonous task of hauling water. All day, every day, her task is finding, acquiring, and transporting brown, dirty water to meet her family's needs. Salva's story unfolds in the midst of a horrific civil war. Separated from everything and everyone he knows, he spends more than 15 years walking across Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya, living in refugee camps, and struggling to survive. His is a true story based on the experiences of one of the "lost boys of Sudan." An echo effect is used to highlight the nagging questions that are always in the forefront of Salva's mind, "When will I see my family again?" and "What will become of me?" Readers David Baker and Cynthia Bishop worked with a dialect coach to ensure authenticity in pronunciation and accents. An update on Salva's ongoing project follows the story. Listeners will not ever leave the tap water running without thinking of this powerful story.—Lisa Taylor, Ocean County Library, NJ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

<DIV> <DIV>Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, and several picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. </DIV></DIV> --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN : B004GB1T8G
  • Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2010)
  • Publication date : November 15, 2010
  • Language : English
  • File size : 10922 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 133 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 11,174 ratings

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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written book
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book we as a family read this year! Have to skip a couple scary parts for the younger ones
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written poignant short story for children
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