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A long walk to water : based on a true story

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Salva Dut; Salva Dut; Salva Dut; Salva Dut
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Sue Park
ISBN: 9780547251271 0547251270 9780547577319 0547577311 1451733941 9781451733945
OCLC Number: 495597182
Notes: Includes "A message from Salva Dut, Rochester, New York, 2010" and "Author's note."
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2011
Target Audience: Grades 6 & up.
Description: 121 pages : color map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: a novel by Linda Sue Park.

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From a Newbery Medalist ("A Single Shard") comes a mesmerizing novel based on a true story. "A Long Walk to Water" begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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A Long Walk to Water

by DBee (WorldCat user published 2011-02-03) Excellent Permalink

Two story lines that come together for a beautiful ending, but not before unimaginable hardship. Waring tribes in Southern Sudan and the constant  quest for drinking water dominate the stories of two children some 20 years apart.  Nya, from the Nuer tribe, who spends her days fetching water...
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