The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

The Family Under the Bridge

By Natalie Savage Carlson
Level 5

We did this Newbery Honor Book, published in 1958, as a read-aloud with our lower elementary homeschool group. We all loved it! The writing and messages were fantastic. The official description reads: “This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them. But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself a ready-made family, one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.”

Region Europe, France, Paris
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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