A long walk to water
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 25 Libraries 28 of 40 copies|
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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-- Juvenile fiction.
Dut, Salva, -- 1974- -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Water -- Juvenile fiction.
Blacks -- Sudan -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Water -- Fiction.
Blacks -- Sudan -- Fiction.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Juvenile fiction.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2010
"Based on a true story."
121 pages : map ; 22 cm