The Family Under the Bridge

The Family Under the Bridge

Book - 1989
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"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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1989, c1958.
ISBN: 9780064402507
Call Number: Kids Fiction
Characteristics: 123 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Tramps -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Paris (France) -- Juvenile fiction.
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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