The Family Under the Bridge

The Family Under the Bridge 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 ch

  • Title: The Family Under the Bridge
  • Author: Natalie Savage Carlson Garth Williams
  • ISBN: 9780064402507
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 longThis 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 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.Armand and the children s adventures around Paris complete with gypsies and a Santa Claus make a story which children will treasure.

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    1. آرماند پولی، به عناون یه بی خانمان توصیف شده، البته نه اون شکلی که این کلمه امروزه معنا میده. ترجیح میده آزاد باشه و توی خیابان های پاریس زندگی کنه تا اینکه زیر بار قبض و مسئولیت باشه. با انجام کارهای عجیب و گدایی، اونقدری پول درمیاره که بتونه روزش رو سر بکنه. وقتی هوا سردتر میش [...]

    2. As the Christmas season draws near, I am reminded of a beautiful children’s book set in Paris at Christmas time ~ The Family Under the Bridge, by American author Natalie Savage Carlson. The Family Under the Bridge is a celebration of the City of Light, a celebration of generosity and kindness, and a celebration of family sticking together through tough times. Reading this book is like being taken on a walking tour of Paris. And no ordinary walking tour of Paris ~ a walking tour of Paris condu [...]

    3. Ordered this last year from the kids' book order, because it was a) a Christmas book I've never heard of, and b) a Newbery Honor book I had never heard of. Then I ended up not reading it aloud to the kids as I had intended, because I saw some reviews saying that it would be upsetting for kids who believe in Santa Claus. This year I thought I'd better read it first, since my daughter (just turned 8) wanted to read it. Hm. I guess those reviews about it ruining Santa are from people who expected S [...]

    4. Monsieur Armand is a homeless person living in Paris, sleeping under bridges and I think the book suggests, is happy with his lot. He then meets a widow and her children. The children soon become attached to Monsieur Armand and call him Grandfather. The story tells of the hardships of living on the street but the kindnesses encountered too. We liked the part where they lived with the gypsies and the christmas eve party.This was a lovely story but I don't know why the author continually refered t [...]

    5. A truly heartwarming story for all ages. I fell in love the aged hobo who was content in life just being in his version of freedom, the adorable dog who should have been white but wasn't, Jo-Jo, the small children with their cute questions and wonders. Suzy who wanted school, Paul who would have been just as happy never going back. The book has different turns and events in the decently sized children's story - from different homes to different discoveries. Some nudges of coy humor slip in (like [...]

    6. Hard work, determination, the support of others, and maybe just a bit of luck on your side can really turn things around. Those should have been the lessons learned from reading this but that's not the message I was picking up. I must be missing something, I don't understand the appeal and the numerous great reviews. Underwhelming even for this softhearted reader. 1 1/2 stars.

    7. Sweet story! The writing was lacking somewhat, but can we all just agree that the illustrations are adorable?!?! <3

    8. I absolutely loved this story of how a homeless family in France finds a home. Charming!

    9. I read this last night in a little under an hour, so it's a short read. I really liked parts of it, but others bothered. For the good, it was a sweet little story of a man changing his heart because of some children he met. I enjoyed the characters. While there wasn't a lot of time spent on their development, they were lovable and you wanted so badly for their lives to get better. It was nice to see how they stuck together and tried to stay together and keep cheerful even during the hardest of t [...]

    10. This was a truly wonderful and well-written story for children and adults, with detailed illustrations, originality and a plot with themes of love, friendship and finding hope in bad situations.

    11. My son and I both loved this book. The writing is wonderful and the illustrations by Garth Williams are darling.The story begins with a hobo who does not like children. He returns home to his spot under a Paris bridge to find three children and their mother living there. It is a gentle book, but the theme is homelessness, which is always a difficult subject. Be prepared for lots of questions from your child.It takes place during the days around Christmas, so you may want to read it then. HOWEVER [...]

    12. Best part of the whole book:"'To think we have fallen so low,' wept the woman. 'My children at home with gypsies.''What is wrong with gypsies?' asked Arman. 'Why do you think you are better? Are you kinder? Are you more generous?''I'm honest.' murmured the woman through her scarf.''What good does it do to be honest if you aren't kind and generous?' he asked. Then in a softer tone he said, 'You may think them thieves and wanderers, madame, but they are workers, too. 'They are thieves,' persisted [...]

    13. Textbook – The Joy of Children’s Literature – P. 8Genre – Historical FictionSummary:This heartening story tells the tale of a homeless old man named Armand who lives alone on the streets of Paris and is not ashamed to be termed a hobo or a tramp. His life is unexpectedly changed when children enter his life. For the first time ever he starts to feel a connection to someone and a bond that soon causes him to realize that he belongs with this family. A bond that is so strong it will ultima [...]

    14. One of the sweetest most charming books I have ever read. How I wish I would have found this when I was a girl. I would have loved it.This is a story of some wonderful little French children who are hard on their luck and "living rough" when they encounter a bum who trys to be grumpy and unloving but falls in love with the little family. We follow them through Christmas all the way up to New Year.The story is not an overly bleak look at homelessness (it is for children after all), and is not par [...]

    15. A timeless heartwarmer and Newbery Honor book, this story of a Parisian hobo whose life is turned upside down by the appearance of three young children and their mother under the bridge he calls home, is a beautiful story about the power of love. Many of the most poignant details of the story are sure to be missed by the ostensible target audience, but appreciated by the grown-ups. While the main characters are all homeless, or transient gypsies, they are all represented as decent, honorable peo [...]

    16. If you want a funny book and maybe a sad book that will make you think you should read this book.I learned that some people dont relize thast homeless people are happy like the way they are. And some people dont want homeless people in the world or walking around Paris.

    17. I had read many good things about The Family Under The Bridge but had never read it myself and decided to read it during the holiday season. It turned out to be a heart warming story about an older homeless man who lives out of his buggy on the streets of Paris and retires to sleep most evenings underneath a bridge. He enjoys his life – being alone, with no job or other responsibilities that tie him down. Armand is his name and he takes great pleasure in his solitary life, living simply and ta [...]

    18. Đọc một cuốn truyện hay đặc biệt là những câu truyện mang hơi hướng của cổ tích của thần kì, từ nhỏ tôi đã luôn ước mình có những nét tương đồng đáng yêu như nhân vật trong truyện. Đôi khi, tôi còn tự tưởng tượng mình sẽ là một người như thế với tâm hồn và cách sống như thế. Có bao giờ bạn tự hỏi rằng, sau này có con chúng ta sẽ đọc cho chúng nghe và dạy cho chúng biết nh [...]

    19. This is a wonderful story about resilience and family love. The setting is in Paris, a city I love to visit, so I was excited to share this story (and a few words of French) with our girls. I'd never read it before, so I was hoping that it would be a nice Christmas tale. I loved that the children were joyful and hopeful despite their desperate living conditions. And I loved the way that people gave from their hearts. I was a bit troubled that the mother was so prideful and seemed to be determine [...]

    20. The Family Under the Bridge is a good book for people of all ages, because it has easy content for older people to read and if they would read it to younger kids they would get the story line also. It shows how much you really need family, and how much it hurts to be lonely. I connected with the book because it was sad to see children living on their own in the cold. Armand the old man thinks he doesn't need anybody in his life to make him happy. He likes not having a job and being a hobo. He me [...]

    21. The obvious social issue of poverty in here is evident throughout the story. The story itself is a feel-good one: a hobo befriends orphans and basically raises them to be something better than himself. In return, he is rewarded with a working-class job at the end of the novel. There are a couple of reasons why I gave this book only two stars. First of all, the author likes to flex her vocabulary every so often, which could confuse the whole meaning of a sentence or paragraph for young readers. T [...]

    22. This book shows us an accurate example of change to better. It is about Armand he is a homeless living under some bridge in Paris. When he came back to his place to sleep one night, he found three little kids were playing in his his place. In the beginning he didn't like them. their mother left there (under the bridge) and went to work some where. Armand began to exploit those kids as a beggars to collect a money from people. But finally he loved those kids and try to find a respected job to get [...]

    23. This book was shoved into my hands at checkout by an ardent middle-aged stranger who explained that it was her absolute favorite book as a child and that I, not she, should be buying it. Her enthusiasm carried me, so I purchased it, and I can see why she was so charmed. The story of a homeless family wandering the streets of Paris during Christmas time should not be so appealing and uplifting, but this book, like few children's books can, seems to make it so. It also has some appealing moral que [...]

    24. ***Newbery Honor (1959)***I hated this book. It had elements of potential to be amusing, but failed due to very shabby writing. I had hoped to enjoy it, but it was just too thread bare and shallow for my taste.

    25. The children applauded when I finished. ha!An old hobo adopts a homeless family and sacrifices to help them find a home.Set in Paris at Christmas.Read at lunch with Calvin, Lincoln, Naomi, Julia, JD, Joseph, Elijah, & Elena.A book written in the 20th century.

    26. This is such a sweet story - I cried - I even cried trying to tell my sister about the story. Such a beautifully told story and great illustrations by Garth Williams. This one is gem, an uplifting and life affirming story.

    27. Sweet little story of an old hobo in Paris with a soft heart who helps a homeless family and changes his own life as a result.

    28. Armand has been homeless for as long as he can remember. For so long, he doesn't even remember his own last name or what he used to look like. His "home" is in Paris by the River Seine under a bridge. Armand walks around with a grocery cart where all of his belonging reside. A special item is a black dress shoe that he once found and fits him perfectly. He is convinced that someday he will come across the matching one. As Armand was going through his regular routine of walking around with his sh [...]

    29. This 1959 Newbery Honor winner has much to recommend it, including a poignant story, characters who change over the course of the telling, and a hopeful ending. Armand Pouly is described as a hobo--perhaps not a term that would be used today--who prefers the freedom of living on the streets of Paris to being fettered by bills and other responsibilities. He earns enough to get by through begging and doing various odd jobs. As the weather turns colder and Christmas is on its way, he discovers thre [...]

    30. This was a lovely book and a reminder that families can easily find themselves homeless, as this small family did. In the process of finding a way out, they encounter an elderly man who later makes a choice to rejoin the world and gain a family. Lately I have been fortunate to find books that speak to the core of what families are, which is always good food for me. There are also warm descriptions of Paris, which to me is dreamland because I have never been. The compassion of the gypsy families [...]

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