A Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story, Paperback Book

A Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story Paperback


A gripping tale of conflict and survival that has inspired millions of young readers and adults alikeIt's 1985, and southern Sudan is ravaged by war.

Eleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when his village is attacked.

Braving every imaginable hardship - including killer lions and hungry crocodiles - Salva becomes one of the 'lost boys' of Sudan, travelling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a safe place to stay. Years later, a girl named Nya walks for hours each day to fetch water for her family.

The walk is gruelling and leaves no time for school.

But there is unexpected hope, as Salva's story goes on to intersect with Nya's in an astonishing and moving way.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781786074621

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