By Linda Sue Park

ISBN-10: 0547251270

ISBN-13: 9780547251271

The recent York instances bestseller a protracted stroll to Water starts off as tales, instructed in alternating sections, approximately eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a woman in 2008 and a boy in 1985. the lady, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that's hours’ stroll from her domestic: she makes journeys to the pond each day. The boy, Salva, turns into one of many "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who hide the African continent taking walks as they look for their households and for a secure position to stick. Enduring each complication from loneliness to assault via armed rebels to touch with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his tale is going directly to intersect with Nya’s in an dazzling and relocating approach.

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In her long and sordid past, the Wedgie has gone by many nicknames (the Beast, the Evil One, the Weevil Bun). But I’m not going to go into it. Because we’re not going to talk about her. Suffice it to say that when I hear the Total Failure Alert, I know it can only have come from one individual: My business partner. And wherever he is, he is in trouble. Life-threatening trouble. 36 So I hobble toward the sound of the alert. Down a long hallway. Up a flight of stairs. Through an arched doorway. Into old Gustav’s study.

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