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  • A Long Walk to Water

  • By: Linda Sue Park
  • Narrated by: David Baker, Cynthia Bishop
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people…people like the boy, Salva Dut…caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak, across a harsh desert, and into a strange new life. Years later, in contemporary South Sudan, a girl named Nya must walk eight hours a day to fetch water. The walk is grueling, but there is unexpected hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Exposure to Life in Sudan in the late 20 th Century

  • By Ann M. Carbonell on 06-24-17

7 and 10 year olds love it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Great book based on a true story. There are stories of people getting killed, dying, and hardships of traveling by foot through deserts or the bush. However, the author does a great job making them "kid-friendly".

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