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The Resource A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water

Label
A Long Walk to Water
Title
A Long Walk to Water
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Sue Park
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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 safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan
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Writing style
Award
  • Jane Addams Book Award for Books for Older Children, 2011.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2011.
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370653
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
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720
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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based on a true story
Label
A Long Walk to Water
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547532844
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Long Walk to Water
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f0f0cc0d-d171-4afd-b3b8-62991f0328e2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547532844
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Huntsville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1219 13th Street, Huntsville, TX, 77340, US
      30.721643 -95.551716
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