A Long Walk to Water
Based on a True Story
Linda Sue Park
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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I'm 13 and I really loved this book it took me 30 mins to finish it I couldn't put it down I was excited when I finally got the book and is very inspiring this Christmas I'm going over to Africa to bring toys to those in need I have started a foundation that supply's food for refuge camps in Kenya I give thus book. A++
A long walk to water
Until I read this book I really didn't know what it is like out in Sudan. All this time it's ben hidden from me and now I feel like I partly understand the misery and pain these innocent people go the on a weekly or daily basics. But to fix this problem the world needs more people like Salva who persevered and kept on going through the hardest times and took this huge problem and did it step by step. Or the girl who moved on with her life instead of staying back with the others complaining that their to tired. The people aren't stepping up so I think it's time someone should.
Reading for homework
This I have to say was the best book I ever read, it's very interesting and has so many exciting news that leaves you hanging ready to read the next chapter!
- Level: Grades 5-7
- Category: Culture, Places & People
- Published: Oct 04, 2011
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Print Length: 128 Pages
- Language: English