The Family Under the Bridge

The Family Under the Bridge

Book - 1986
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The heartwarming and memorable Newbery Honor-winning book about finding family in the unlikeliest places, featuring artwork by beloved illustrator Garth Williams.

Armand, an old Parisian living on the streets of Paris, relished his solitary life. He begged and did odd jobs for money to keep himself warm and fed, and he liked his carefree life.

Then one day just before Christmas, a struggling mother and her three children walked into his life. Though he tried to ignore their troubles, Armand soon found himself caring for the family and sharing his unusual home under the bridge with them. It did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.

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, among many other books.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 1986.
ISBN: 9780064402507
Characteristics: 97 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth


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Jun 09, 2017

A gentle tale about a family coming to appreciate the value of those who are different (gypsies,/Romany, homeless people) and a man who comes to realize he is part of a bigger community.

orange_dolphin_185 May 13, 2014

Armand did not like kids but he changes and starts to like kids.

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orange_dolphin_185 May 13, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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orange_dolphin_185 May 13, 2014

Armand has some very interesting adventures with 3 kids and though he did not care for them in the beginning he grew to love them and he even got a job at the end. Armand was homeless in the beginning the kids were homeless also the story takes place in Paris.


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orange_dolphin_185 May 13, 2014

Armand walked briskly.He raised his head so that the points of his beard were trust forward.He straightened his shoulders in the mended coat ,he wasn't a hobo anymore he was a working man of Paris.


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