A Long Walk to Water Questions and Answers
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How is Salva described in A Long Walk to Water?

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A Long Walk to Water is a short novel which is based on the true story of one of the Sudanese “Lost Boys” who were airlifted to the United States in the mid-1990s. The novel was written by Linda Sue Park and published in 2010.

The character of Salva Dut is based on a real person who grew up in a small Sudanese village. He is eleven years old when the novel opens, and he and his family are part of the Dinka tribe. He is described as being a happy and intelligent young boy who is enjoying...

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