This is about the Lost Boys of Sudan about how they lived and survived. The war of sudan is still happening and lasted for over 20 years. The 3 brothers (suvivors) published a book explaining their lifestyle. They drank dirt water, and had such a cruel lifetime where we average humans can never understand without reading it.
Just like "They poured fire on us from the sky", this is another book about the war in Sudan and the Lost Boys. Salva, a main character and a real life person who survived the War of Sudan by going to refugee camps miles and miles away from their villages. They walked for months, years and tons died on the way. Later, he builds a clean water well for people to drink because his dad had gotten sick because of the dirty water. Before his project, everyone drank water from rivers and none of it was clean. The color was brown and dark.
The book is great itself and it shows animals overthrowing Mr.Jones (The farm owner) because he acted like a dictator. Now the animals must think and work for themselves to survive when Napoleon, another animal comes in as a dictator and kills other animals who disobeys him. (This relates to the French Revolution of Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin)