The Family Under the Bridge

by Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams

On Sale: 11/12/2019

The Family Under the Bridge

by Natalie Savage Carlson

illustrated by Garth Williams

On Sale: 11/12/2019

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ALA Notable Children’s Book

Horn Book Fanfare

Newbery Honor Book

About the Book

The heartwarming and memorable Newbery Honor-winning book about finding family in the unlikeliest places, featuring artwork by beloved illustrator Garth Williams.

Armand, an old man living on the streets of Paris, relishes his solitary life in the beautiful city. He is happy with his carefree existence, begging and doing odd jobs to keep himself warm and fed. With simple pleasures and no cares, what more could he need?

Then one day just before Christmas, Armand returns to his favorite spot beneath the bridge to find three cold and hungry children. Although he has no interest in children, Armand soon finds himself caring for the small family. It does not take Armand very long to realize that he must do whatever it takes to get them a real home. 

Children will treasure this warm and funny adventure of family, freedom, and Santa Claus. The book includes illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Told with warmth and humor. A charming and memorable story.” - ALA Booklist

“A thoroughly delightful story of humor and sentiment. Garth Williams’ illustrations are perfect.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064402507
  • ISBN 10: 0064402509
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 11/12/2019
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family

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