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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan 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....

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan 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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Hardcover - 128 pages - in English - $17.99
ISBN: 0547251270 (ISBN13: 9780547251271)
Published Nov 15, 2010 by Clarion Books
First published 2010

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I would like to add this novel as a class novel study for both the historical and service learning themes - I am in need of a classroom set in order to add this...

I would like to add this novel as a class novel study for both the historical and service learning themes - I am in need of a classroom set in order to add this to my curriculum

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I teach English for three grades: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. My students are very diverse in socio-economic status and many have limited access to resources...

I teach English for three grades: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. My students are very diverse in socio-economic status and many have limited access to resources outside of school.

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