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A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water (Paperback)

By Park, Linda Sue

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An unforgettable new story from the winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Two young people, two stories. One country. Southern Sudan, 2008: Nya is going to the pond to fetch water for her family there and back, twice a day. She walks for eight hours every day to perform this se...emingly simple task. Southern Sudan, 1985: Salva is walking away from his ruined village to find safety if there is any safety in his war-torn homeland. His journey across Africa to Ethiopia and then to Kenya and beyond will take many years. Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya's in an astonishing and moving way. This mesmerizing dual narrative by award-winning author Linda Sue Park is a fictionalised account of true events and shows us that in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.
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ISBN 9780702238703
Published NZ 28 Feb 2011
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780702238703
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Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Published 28 Feb 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
 › 4 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Park, Linda Sue
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 813.00
Weight 123g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile