The Family Under the Bridge
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The Family Under the Bridge

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 99 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0064402509
  • 9780064402507
  • 31,005

Review quote

"Told with warmth and humor. A charming and memorable story."?- "ALA Booklist""A thoroughly delightful story of humor and sentiment Garth Williams' illustrations are perfect." --"School Library Journal"show more

Back cover copy

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 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.Armand and the children's adventures around Paris -- complete with gypsies and a Santa Claus -- make a story which children will treasure.show more

Rating details

8,832 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 34% (2,959)
4 34% (3,040)
3 25% (2,184)
2 6% (494)
1 2% (155)
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