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Author Venkatraman, Padma, author.

Title The bridge home / Padma Venkatraman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
2019

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  J VEN    AVAILABLE
Description 194 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Life is harsh in Chennai's teeming streets, 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. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while making a living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and 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.
Audience Ages 10 up.
680L Lexile
Subject Street children -- India -- Chennai -- Juvenile fiction.
Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Homeless persons. (OCoLC)fst00959445
Runaway children. (OCoLC)fst01101290
Street children. (OCoLC)fst01134655
Chennai (India) -- Juvenile fiction.
India -- Juvenile fiction.
Chennai (India) -- Fiction.
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
India -- Chennai. (OCoLC)fst01860073
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9781524738136 (paperback)
1524738131 (paperback)

 
    
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