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Lion : A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

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The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother. This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film. "The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."--People magazine "Amazing stuff."--The New York Postshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 127 x 196 x 20mm | 204g
  • Puffin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In
  • 0425291766
  • 9780425291764
  • 88,214

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Praise for Lion "The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."--People magazine "Amazing stuff."--The New York Post "So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction."--Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) "A remarkable story."--Sydney Morning Herald Review "I literally could not put this book down . . . [Saroo's] return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit."--Manly Daily (Australia) "We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account . . . With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo . . . recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation."--Weekly Review (Australia)show more

About Saroo Brierley

Saroo Brierley (saroobrierley.com) was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.show more

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