A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story Linda Sue Park

Oneworld Publications
Paperback / softback 128 pages

ISBN:
9781786074621
Size:
198 x 128 x 10mm
Published:
31st May 2018
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Overview

A gripping tale of conflict and survival that has inspired millions of young readers and adults alike, with two million copies sold worldwideEleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when his village comes under attack. Braving every imaginable hardship - including killer lions and hungry crocodiles - he is one of the 'lost boys' travelling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a safe place to stay.Nya goes to the pond two times a day to fetch water. It takes her eight hours. But there is unexpected hope, as these two stories set in Sudan - one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 - go on to intersect with Nya's in an astonishing and moving way.

Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard, and many other novels, poems and picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children's Book Change the World?

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