A long walk to water : a novel : based on a true story by Park, Linda Sue (#0222ER6)

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A long walk to water : a novel : based on a true story

by Park, Linda Sue
Paperback Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

$8.99

Overview
From the Publisher

The New York Timesbestseller 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 tocontact 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.

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 10/21/10
  • Booklist starred, 09/01/10
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 12/01/10
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/11
  • Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/10
  • Library Media Connection starred, 01/01/11
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 10/18/10
  • School Library Journal starred, 11/01/10
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/11
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/10
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 09/01/11
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/11
Product Details
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 121 pages : maps ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-547-57731-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-547-57731-9
  • Follett Number: 0222ER6
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 5.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 5
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 3
  • AR Quiz: 140710EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 8
  • Lexile: 720L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: W