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The Family Under the Bridge

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Summary: Main character is Armand, a homeless hobo who usually winters under a bridge; over the Seine River, in Paris. Arriving at his chosen spot ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.750
Tarissa

Perfect story for a Winter's night

by Tarissa on Jan 16, 2013

Armand, an old hobo, lives in the olden days of Paris. In the freezing cold of December, he finds a small helpless family, and he surely can't leave them to fend for themselves. Grudgingly, he takes them in. He doesn't want to feel responsible for these 'starlings', as he calls the young children... ... More

AnnLeslie

A Charming Family Under a Bridge in Paris

by AnnLeslie on Jul 20, 2009

One of the sweetest most charming books I have ever read. This is a story of some wonderful little French children who are hard on their luck and "living rough" when they encounter a bum who trys to be grumpy and unloving but falls in love with the little family. We follow them through Christmas all ... More

renebest

Christian Propaganda

by renebest on Feb 28, 2009

The illustrations were interesting and vivid. The narrator's descriptions were cumbersome and awkward. By the middle of the book, there were too many religious references: okay if the reader is a devout Christian, but my children and I are not and therefore, because it was so wordy, as well, didn't ... More

GildaHein

Family Under the Bridge

by GildaHein on Jan 18, 2008

An endearing story that every child and adult alike would be inspired to read due to its tender ability to demonstrates how a man's aimless wondering can be exchanged for a purposeful life. The story line depicts a poor French hobo reticent to settle down, obtain a job, and raise a family. However, ... More

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