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The Resource The bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

The bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

Label
The bridge home
Title
The bridge home
Statement of responsibility
Padma Venkatraman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2020.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2019.
  • Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade/Young Reader Fiction, 2020.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2020.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10761032
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venkatraman, Padma
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.V5578
LC item number
Br 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeless persons
  • Runaways
  • Chennai (India)
  • India
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The bridge home, Padma Venkatraman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781524738112
Lccn
2018035686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035435590
  • (OCoLC)1035435590
Label
The bridge home, Padma Venkatraman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781524738112
Lccn
2018035686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035435590
  • (OCoLC)1035435590

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