See more ideas about long walk to water, long walks, lost boys of sudan. This 32page guide for a long walk to water by linda sue park includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 18 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. A long walk to water is a short novel written by linda sue park and published in 2010. His uncle taught him the building blocks of what would turn out to be the successful, confident man salva is now.
If you get the chance to read this amazing book please take the time to you will be very happy with what you have read. Dec 31, 2017 the situation in south sudan is best described in the novel a long walk to water by linda sue park. A long walk to water is a twovoice poem that states the different views of the people within the story. What is the setting to a long walk to water answers. In the book a long walk to water by linda sue park there is a story about a boy named salva and his journey through life, and the struggles of being in sudan during the war. It was collected in 1985 in the hardcover omnibus the bachman books, and has seen several reprints since, as both paperback and hardback.
A long walk to water by linda sue park central rappahannock. After being separated from his family in 1985, salva. South sudan survival a long walk to water by linda sue park. There was a big lake three days walk from nyas village.
A long walk to water is during the fighting in 19852008. The setting of the story effects the plot for example if the setting was in the united states the setting would be very different then in southern sudan. They each are going though a lot and are different at the same time. Events that are happening in the story are how living conditions are bad and this is because of the limited water and how hot and dry it is. A plot is the storyline and main topic of the novel or book that show how the characters act in the story. This resource includes 7 pages of jammedpacked questions that includes. In her book a long walk to water, newbery medalist linda sue park, introduces us to nya. Thats the setting of the book and how the setting effects the plot. Close reading, pulling and analyzing quotations, determining authors purpo. This aspect foreshadows the importance of water in the characters lives and it also foreshadows the efforts the characters are forced to make to find enough water. A long walk to water is a short book, but it packs quite an emotional wallop. In 2008, nya, a young woman who lives in sudan, walks two hours one way to get water for her family. Set in a future dystopian america, ruled by a totalitarian and militaristic dictator, the plot. Linda sue parks a long walk to water chapter summary.
A long walk to water summary and study guide supersummary. The protagonist in most novels features the main character or good guy. The story is told in firstperson narrative by two different characters and the story takes place during two different periods of time in sudan. A long walk to water is a historical fiction novel by linda sue park. A long walk to water is a creative nonfiction story about the life of one of the lost boys from south sudan during the second sudanese civil war. In a long walk to water, linda sue park weaves together two different characters stories. There are two really good characters in the book, which are salva dunk and nya. She collects water from the pond into a gourd, balances the gourd on her head, and walks home, where she immediately deposits the water. Published in 2010, the novel is written for older children and young adults and tells two separate stories which are brought together in the final chapter. The novel describes the lengths that people will go to allow them to survive. A long walk to water lasting effects on salva by linda sue park salva learned a lot while on this trip across the desert about perseverance and determination. As nya got closer to the pond, the sun got brighter. A long walk to water takes place in southern sudan all the way to ethiopia.
The first story is of nya, a girl from sudan, and the second story is of salva dut, a sudanese boy. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. A long walk to water is primarily based on two stories that the author weaves together very skillfully. The girl, nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours walk from her home.
Based on a true story kindle edition by park, linda sue. Nov 15, 2010 the new york times bestseller a long walk to water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two elevenyearolds in sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. Close reading, pulling and analyzing quotations, determining authors purpose and themes, evaluating plot structure. Every year when it stopped raining and the pond closer to their village dried up, nyas family moved to live closer to the big lake so they could get water. People wouldnt be running away and walking to get water if the book s setting was in the united states. A war starts to happen and salva has to go to ethipoia on foot 1985 b. Southern sudan, 1985 when salva leaves the barn, he happens upon the house of a dinka woman with ritual scarring, the. Chapter three summary southern sudan, 2008 after drinking from the muddy water, nya fills her jar and puts a donut object on her head and starts home knowing the return trip will take longer. A long walk to water setting by camryn florence on prezi. Oct 04, 2011 a long walk to water, in my personal opinion, would be the next step up for these students because of the way in which the author chose to write the story. What are five major conflicts in a long walk to water and why. There are multiple setting in the book a long walk to water is in southern sudan, ethiopia, and the refugee camp in ethiopia the setting was also very hot. Park is herself the daughter of immigrants, and she lives in rochester, new york, where she encountered the inspiration for. Salva has to hide in the bushes and run from his village when the men with guns came.
The long walk is a novel by american writer stephen king, published in 1979, under the pseudonym richard bachman. The first chapter of the book opens with a young girl named nya who has to make every day long trips to a pond to bring water back to her family. A long walk to water by linda sue park chapters 12 before you read the chapter. Find summaries for every chapter, including a a long walk to water chapter summary chart to help you understand the book. Before leaving africa, salvas life is one of harrowing tragedy. A long walk to water based on a true story by linda sue park about the book written with spare beauty, this moving story showcases the perilous journey of elevenyearold salva dut, a dinka boy who goes on a terror. The setting affects the plot because they might do things in that weather. The new york times bestseller a long walk to water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two elevenyearolds in sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The primary character, salva dut, relates his life from a preteenager wandering with groups of other war victims from refugee camp to refugee camp, and then to his new home with his new family in rochester, new york as a young adult, and finally back to his family of origin in sudan. What makes this book even more special is that one of the stories that of main character salva dut is. Theyll also be impressed by his strong will, which helps him not only survive a terrible circumstance but also return to help the people still. A long walk to water by linda sue park is based on the true story of salva dut, one of the lost boys from sudan during the second sudanese civil war in 1985.
Schools can win a visit from salva through the wfss iron giraffe challenge. Linda sue park thank you history characters theme the theme of the story is to always be grateful for what you have because sometime we all take it for granted. Readers will have no trouble empathizing with salva, who suffers incredible hardship when a war drives him from his home. What are five major conflicts in a long walk to water and. Salva duts story begins in 1980s and continues into the 2000s, and nyas story covers the time period between 2008 and 2009. Nya is the other main character in a long walk to water, also based on a real person. The setting of a long walk of water for salva is in itang refugee camp, ethiopia, 1985 but he used to live in southern sudan, 1985. In this way, they avoid the fighting between their own. A long walk to water chapter summaries course hero. It includes the true story of salva dut whose story is based in 1985, a part of the dinka tribe and a sudanese lost boy, and the fictional story of nya whose story is based in 2008, a young village girl that was a part of the nuer tribe. Most of the year, nyas family lives far from the lake, near a smaller pond. A young girl, nya spends much of her waking life walking to and from a large pond, miles away from her familys village. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in a long walk to water, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. A long walk to water is based on the true story of salva, one of some 3,800 sudanese lost boys airlifted to the united states beginning in the mid 1990s.
Right after i was done with reading the book, i looked up the web for the original book and its author. The book is 95 pages long and yet the impact it leaves on the reader is stunning. A long walk to water actually features dual protagonists, nya a young sudanese girl and salva a young sudanese boy caught in the middle of a tragic civil war. This inspired salva to help his father and his country by bringing clean water to those in need. In 2008, nya and her family are living a three days walk from a big lake. Asked in hawaii, hiking and backpacking, road distance. Examples of survival in a long walk to water 1460 words cram. The book is a translation of the english version the long walk by slawomir rawicz. A long walk to water summary buy study guide park weaves two stories together.
Over two million people died during the 30 year war in sudan. A long walk to water quotes will help you with any book or any question. The book also includes a separate narrative about a girl named nya, which takes place in sudan as well, but beginning in 2008. Nya reaches the water and takes a long walk back to home 2008 sep 12, 1985 rising action 1. She also introduces us to salva, a young man living in sudan in 1985. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers.1317 158 1069 118 1410 881 792 1020 185 300 918 1035 600 254 1390 1459 363 1444 644 1318 1170 721 686 756 596 704 18 687 810 898 1036