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9780547577319

Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547577319

  • ISBN10:

    0547577311

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Houghton Miff

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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.

Author Biography

Linda Sue Park received the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. In addition to novels, she has written picture books and poetry for young readers. Before turning to children’s books, she worked as a journalist, a food critic, and a teacher of English as a second language. She lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

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