A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water

Paperback - 2010
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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 a safe haven.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010
ISBN: 9780547577319
0547577311
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 121 p. : map ; 20 cm

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ArapahoeKati May 02, 2018

I read this in a single sitting because I had to know how the story was going to end.

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PCT
Dec 03, 2017

Amazing story! It really made me realize how fortunate I am. Loved the ending it was so perfect it almost made me cry! Highly recommend this story!

Berlysbooks Nov 15, 2017

The terror of a forced swim across a crocodile infested river, the horror of seeing a family member shot, feeling forgotten in a refugee camp, drinking water that may sicken you, walking across a country barefoot with nothing – a sampling of what you’ll discover in this grab-you-by-the-gut true story.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 19, 2017

This is the dual narrative of both Nya who lives in modern Sudan, and Salva who is from the past. Both struggling to survive in a world rigged against them, the two stories clash and really makes the reader feel as if they have been sucked into the story.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ItsClaireO
Jan 04, 2017

A Long Walk to Water is a book that would touch anybody's heart. The vocabulary and difficulty level about 5th grade, but the story is one for all ages.

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starlight101
Oct 21, 2016

love it. it's a great book and i would recommend it to anyone

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gurjot22
Oct 20, 2016

i like the book but it is very sad

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roop33
Aug 26, 2016

a very sad book

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tikirose
Aug 10, 2016

A good read-aloud book for intermediate students, well written, good material for discussion, and short enough that it won't take half the year to complete.

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mmaigari
Jul 30, 2016

This book made me cry. Try to always stay with your family.

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olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

A Long Walk to Water is a short novel by Linda Sue Park. It includes the true story of Salva Dut, a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya, a young village girl.

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violet_hippo_88
Jun 20, 2014

To make it short and simple, this book is about a boy named Salva and his life story of escaping the war in Sudan.

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Jun 20, 2014

“Reading for writers is like training for athletes.”
― Linda Sue Park, A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

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