A Long Walk to Water

by Linda Sue Park

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Book Information

Publication Date: November 15, 2010


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 720L


Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8


Major Awards: 2011 Jane Addams Children's Book Award (NY) * 2012 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (ND)


Number of Pages: 133 pages


Approximate Word Count: 39,040 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 36 minutes reading A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins


Book Themes: Survival, Family and Community, War and Society, Perseverance, Courage, Helping Others


Genre: Fictional Autobiography


Setting: Sudan in 2008-09 and in the 1980s and continues into the 2000s


Important Quote: One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.


First Line: Going was easy.


Point of View: Third-Person (Omniscient)


*Estimate from Reading Length

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