• ISBN:
    9781786074621
  • Published on:
    31/05/2018
  • Page Count:
    128
  • Binding:
    Paperback

A Long Walk to Water

A gripping tale of conflict and survival that has inspired millions of young readers and adults alike, with two million copies sold worldwide.

Eleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when it comes under attack. Braving every imaginable hardship – including killer lions and hungry crocodiles – he is one of the ‘lost boys’ travelling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a safe place to stay.

Nya goes to the pond two times a day to fetch water. It takes her eight hours. But there is unexpected hope, as these two stories set in Sudan – one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 – go on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard, and many other novels, poems and picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children’s Book Change the World?

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