9780547577319

Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547577319

  • ISBN10:

    0547577311

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/4/2011
  • Publisher: Houghton Miff

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Summary

Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two storiesone about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.

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