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The bridge home

Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : International editionView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Padma Venkatraman
ISBN: 9781984813602 1984813609 9781524738112 1524738115
OCLC Number: 1086580336
Target Audience: Ages: 10 and up.
Description: 194 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Togetherness --
2. Rotten Fruit --
3. Breaking --
4. Escape --
5. Shards of Glass --
6. Teashop --
7. Lost Puppy --
8 .On a Ruined Bridge --
9. Laughter --
10. Unwelcome --
11. Orange --
12. Choosing Family --
13. Work and Pray --
14. Climbing the Himalayas --
15. Earning Our Way --
16. The Blue Hills --
17. How You Became a Businesswoman --
18. Riches --
19. Above a Silver River --
20. Endless Mountains --
21. Chased Away --
22. The Graveyard --
23. Wedding Breakfast --
24. Believing and Imagining --
25. Candles in the Dark --
26. Pretend Princesses --
27. Hungry Ghost --
28. Divali Dusk --
29.God's Worms --
30. Muthu's Tale --
31.Fever --
32. The Price of Freedom --
33. Lies --
34.The Courage to Trust --
35. Hospital --
36. Gone --
37.Stones --
38. Good Is God --
39. Losing and Finding --
40. Hope --
41. Bridges --
42. Past and Present --
43.Our Father --
44. Wherever You Are. Machine generated contents note: 1.Togetherness --
2.Rotten Fruit --
3.Breaking --
4.Escape --
5.Shards of Glass --
6.Teashop --
7.Lost Puppy --
8.On a Ruined Bridge --
9.Laughter --
10.Unwelcome --
11.Orange --
12.Choosing Family --
13.Work and Pray --
14.Climbing the Himalayas --
15.Earning Our Way --
16.The Blue Hills --
17.How You Became a Businesswoman --
18.Riches --
19.Above a Silver River --
20.Endless Mountains --
21.Chased Away --
22.The Graveyard --
23.Wedding Breakfast --
24.Believing and Imagining --
25.Candles in the Dark --
26.Pretend Princesses --
27.Hungry Ghost --
28.Divali Dusk --
29.God's Worms --
30.Muthu's Tale --
31.Fever --
32.The Price of Freedom --
33.Lies --
34.The Courage to Trust --
35.Hospital --
36.Gone --
37.Stones --
38.Good Is God --
39.Losing and Finding --
40.Hope --
41.Bridges --
42.Past and Present --
43.Our Father --
44.Wherever You Are.
Responsibility: Padma Venkatraman.

Abstract:

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.

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