The family under the bridge
The heartwarming and memorable Newbery Honor-winning book about finding family in the unlikeliest places, featuring artwork by beloved illustrator Garth Williams. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
Armand, an old man living on the streets of Paris, relishes his solitary life in the beautiful city. He is happy with his carefree existence, begging and doing odd jobs to keep himself warm and fed. With simple pleasures and no cares, what more could he need?
Then one day just before Christmas, Armand returns to his favorite spot beneath the bridge to find three cold and hungry children. Although he has no interest in children, Armand soon finds himself caring for the small family. It does not take Armand very long to realize that he must do whatever it takes to get them a real home.
Children will treasure this warm and funny adventure of family, freedom, and Santa Claus. The book includes illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series.
Level 4.7, 3 Points
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|Grouping Title||family under the bridge|
|Grouping Author||carlson natalie savage|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-07-08 04:19:07AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-11 04:23:02AM|
|author||Carlson, Natalie Savage.|
|author_display||Carlson, Natalie Savage|
Severna Park Library
|detailed_location_aacpl||Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Children's Fiction|
Glen Burnie Library - Children's Fiction
Mountain Road Library - Children's Fiction
Severn Library - Children's Fiction
Severna Park Library - Children's Fiction
|display_description||An old tramp, adopted by three fatherless children when their mother hides them under a bridge on the Seine, finds a home for mother and children and a job for himself.|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (C)|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library|
Glen Burnie Library
Mountain Road Library
Severna Park Library
Paris (France) -- Juvenile fiction
Tramps -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||The family under the bridge|
|title_full||The family under the bridge / by Natalie Savage Carlson ; pictures by Garth Williams|
|title_short||The family under the bridge|