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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

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Imported from USA

Review
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"There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers.
But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. . . . Young readers
will be stunned by the triumphant climax." —Booklist, starred review

"[This] spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan. . . . Tragic and harrowing."—
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Two narratives intersect in a quiet conclusion that is filled with hope."—School Library Journal, starred review

"This powerful dual narrative packs suspense and introspection into Park's characteristic spare description; while there
are lots of details offered to the reader, they come not in long, prosaic lines but in simple, detached observations.
Both Salva's and Nya's stories are told with brutal, simple honesty, and they deliver remarkable perspective on the
Sudanese conflict. The novel's brevity and factual basis makes the reality of life in Sudan very accessible, and readers
will find both the story and the style extremely moving."—The Bulletin

"Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape. . . . A heartfelt account."—Kirkus
Reviews

"Brilliant. . . . A touching narrative about strife and survival on a scale most American readers will never see."— Book
Page

"Riveting."—The Horn Book

"[A] fast, page-turning read. . . . A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who
enjoy learning about other world cultures."—VOYA

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About the Author
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Linda Sue Park is the author of bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and
many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY. www.lspark.com,Twitter: @LindaSuePark.

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