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The Family Under the Bridge
The Family Under the Bridge
Author: Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them. — But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590441698
ISBN-10: 0590441698
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 97
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.1 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
A hobo befriends a homeless family. Interesting view of life on the streets and lessons about what is important.
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Helpful Score: 5
My children loved this book! It made them think about a different way of life than ours. A very poignant look at what being homeless might be like. We imagined ourselves in their shoes, and we grew to love the main character - an old homeless man who imagines himself to be just fine without any family. But he is transformed and the ending is wonderful!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a fabulous book, used with Sonlight K. Oh la la!
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A timeless story of homelessness, and empathy for others. A great read-aloud.
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Oh la la! Terrific book! Three years later, my kids still talk about it. I think it is time to read it again!
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This is a great book. Its at an elementary school reading level.
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This is a Sonlight Core K book.
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There was once an old man named Armand who lived under a bridge in Paris. The children who lived under the bridge knew a true friend when they saw one, even if he was a little grumpy to begin with. Has Armand found himself a ready-made family?


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