The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman / Hardcover or Paperback - NEW BOOK

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman / Hardcover or Paperback - NEW BOOK

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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."

Four determined 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.


Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Publish Date: Hardcover: February 05, 2019 / Paperback: April 14, 2020

Pages: 208

Dimensions: Hardcover -  5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds / Paperback - 5.0 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.35 pounds

Language: English

Type: Hardcover or Paperback

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