A beautiful and inspiring tale of conflict and survival that will inspire young readers and adults alike.
In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war.
Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people, like eleven-year-old Salva, caught in the middle.
When Salva's village is attacked, he becomes one of the 'lost boys' of Sudan, traveling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a new life.
Years later, a girl named Nya walks eight hours a day to fetch water for her family.
The walk is gruelling, but there is unexpected hope, as Salva’s story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.