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The Bridge Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Venkatraman, Padma

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Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers. --Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestseller Amal Unbound Four dete...rmined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter--and friendship--on an abandoned bridge that's also the hideout of Muthi and Arul, two homeless boys, and the four of them soon form a family of sorts. And while making their living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to take pride in, too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.
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ISBN 9781524738136
Released NZ 8 Aug 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781524738136
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Released 8 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Venkatraman, Padma
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 158g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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