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A long walk to water, Linda Sue Park

Label
A long walk to water
Title
A long walk to water
Statement of responsibility
Linda Sue Park
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From a Newbery Medalist ("A Single Shard") comes a mesmerizing novel based on a true story. "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
  • "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 "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" " "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."--"BookPage""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"
Awards note
Short-listed for Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award 2013
Biographical or historical data
Linda Sue Park is the author of Newbery Medal title A Single Shard as well as numerous other novels, picture books, and poetry. She lives in Rochester, NY, with her family, and has a friend who was one of Sudan's "lost boys." His story was the inspiration for this book.
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Park, Linda Sue
Dewey number
JF
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Index
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Literary form
novels
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  • Children's & Teenage Fiction - age level unknown
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
general
Label
A long walk to water, Linda Sue Park
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Publication
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Paperback
Control code
9780547577319
Isbn
9780547577319
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
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Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A long walk to water, Linda Sue Park
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780547577319
Isbn
9780547577319
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
regular print

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