Wheelers Books

The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – This title is in stock at publisher

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781984813602
Barcode 9781984813602
Published 5 February 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Venkatraman, Padma
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $17.99 Retail price
  • $13.49 Wheelers price
  • You save $4.50!
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781984813602
ISBN-10 1984813609
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Razorbill
Publication Date 5 February 2019
International Publication Date 25 January 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Venkatraman, Padma
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 208g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Street children - Juvenile fiction - India - Chennai
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 979419

Description of this Book

Life is harsh in Chennai's teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Ruku 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.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

Padma Venkatraman lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. An oceanographer by training, she is the author of twenty books for young readers, published in India, on a variety of subjects. To learn more, about her book Climbing the Stairs, visit the web site, www.climbingthestairsbook.com. You can also read her blog, padmasbooks.blogspot.com.

^ top