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Because during the dry season his family moved away from their village.
Page 2 Why didn't Salva attend school all year?
a bowl of fresh milk
Page 4 What did Salva's mother give him to keep his belly full until suppertime when he came home from school?
rebels from the southern part of Sudan, where he and his family lived, were fighting against the government, which was based in the north
Page 6 Who was fighting the war in Sudan?
But the people in the south were of different religions and did not want to be forced to practice Islam.
Page 6 Why were the rebels fighting against the government?
They left without him?
Page 12 What happened in the morning after Salva slept in the barn with the other villagers from Loun-Ariik?
padded cloth doughnut
Page 14 What did Nya put on her head to help her carry the container of water back home?
Page 16 What did Salva cal the old woman who lived in the house, where he slept in the barn?
V-shaped scars on their foreheads
Page 19 What was the Dinka pattern that was a sign of boys becoming men?
a bowl of boiled sorghum meal with a little milk poured over it
Page 20 What did Nya's mother give her to eat after she got water?
Bag of peanuts and gourd for dinking
Page 22 What did the old woman give Salva when he left with the other Dinka?
she did not have to make the two long trips to the pond every day
Page 33 What did Nya like about the lake camp?
They had no house and had to sleep in makeshift shelters. they could not bring their things, afraid of fighting with the Dinka
Page 33What did Nya's mother hate about the lake camp?
His Uncle. Uncle Jewiir was the younger brother of Salva's father.
Page 34 Who did Salva meet in the land of the Atout people?
his stomach rebelled, he vomited
Page 36 What happened to Salva and the other people after eating the antelope after so many weeks of near starvation?
a lot of fish, hippo, and crocodile meat. They grew: cassava, sugar cane, and yams
Page 47 When they were on the island in the middle of the river, what types of food did the villages have?
Page 49 Then the sun touched the horizon, why did the fishermen abruptly go to their tents?
in the exact middle of his back, where he couldn't reach to scratch
Page 50 Which mosquito bites did Salva think were the worst?
evergreen acacia bushes, which somehow endured the long winter months with almost no water.
Page 52 What was the only thing green that could survive in the desert?
he stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off.
Page 53 What made Salva cry when he was in the desert?
halfway between the two largest trees
Page 57 Where did the men in the jeep say they would find water?
Back to fight in the war
Page 59 Where did Uncle say he was going after he took Salva to the Refugee camp?
The men from the Nuer tribe robbed the group and shot the uncle with his own gun
Page 62 How did Uncle die?
at least a thousand people
Page 79 How many people died trying to cross the Gilo river to get out of Ethiopia?
a group of about fifteen hundred boys Some were as young as five years old.
Page 80 Salva had become the leader of how many boys trying to get to Kenya?
Underwear, socks, sneakers, a pair on long pants, a T-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt to wear on top of it. And he was to wear all these clothes at the same time!
Page 92 What new clothes did Salva get?
three planes. (The first plane flew from Nairobi to Frankfurt. He took a second plane from Frankfurt to New York City, and the third to Rochester, NY)
Page 93 How many planes did it take to get to Salva's new home?
More clothes (jacket, hat, scarf, gloves)
Page 95 What did the new family give to Salva when he got off the plane?
sprinkling water on his son's head
Page 105 What was the Dinka way of blessing someone who was lost and is found again?
On the plane ride back to the United States
Page 107 When did the idea come to Salva that he could help the people of Sudan?
He would have to talk to people and ask them to give money.
Page 108 How did Salva raise money for the project?
Elm Street School
Page 111 What was the name of the School in America that helped raise money for the well to be dug?
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