|aA long walk to water /|ca novel by Linda Sue Park.
|aBoston :|bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt,|c
|a122 p. :|bmap ;|c20 cm.
|a"Based on a true story."
|aWhen the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of a safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
|aDut, Salva,|d1974-|vJuvenile fiction.
|aSudan|xHistory|yCivil War, 1983-2005|vJuvenile fiction.
——中文書介摘錄自《尋水之心》，博識圖書出版 Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the ＂lost boys＂ of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay.Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way. Includes an afterword by author Linda Sue Park and the real-life Salva Dut, on whom the novel is based, and who went on to found Water for South Sudan.