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A Long Walk To Water

ISBN-10: 0547577311
ISBN-13: 9780547577319
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: October 2011

Copyright: 2010

Page Count: 128

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 720L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 3.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women

Description
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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Reviews

ms wright, teacher
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1/6/2013 4:07:51 PM
I thought this was a good book. I think it simplified the issues more than necessary, but overall it was a good story and an enjoyable read.