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All Time Rating : 80% ★★★★
4.0 out of 5 (Based on 13 Reviews)
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★★★★★ Lovely Children's Story I saw this in the books and it reminded me of my childhood as I remember reading it as a child Mrs. R. O'neill ( UK ) on Fri 15th Nov, 2013

★★★★ [ Translate ] Heartwarming Book I have just finished reading The Family Under the Bridge with my fourth grade class. It is such a beautiful story, expecially around the Christmas holidays. It is a story of hope and family. ( DE ) on Fri 28th Jan, 2000

★★★★★ [ Translate ] It Starts To Get Sad! The Family Under the Bridge is about man named Armand that finds three children in the corner of the building and their mother that was with them. Their only home is under a bridge in Paris, France.Once you start reading this book you realise that it starts to get sad. It is a really great book. I recommend it. I give it five stars. Rgh1066 ( DE ) on Wed 26th Jan, 2000

★★★★★ Has Become A 4th Grade Classic I volunteer in a reading program in a local elementary school and in the media center. This will be the fourth year we will be reading this book aloud in the fourth grade. I made a word list for each student. We locate all place named in the book on a posted map in the classroom. I also consult other sources and copy to show the students that there are suce things as the Louvre, the market place, the bridges. The children make friends with the children in the book and feel as they feel living wthout a home or father. They watch the transformation of Armand and their mother realizing that one can accept help from another gracefully. They also like Jojo and how he turns white after his bath, to say nothing of Armand's improved appearance! We'll keep this book in our collection. We schedule reading it around Christmas. ( UK ) on Sat 31st Jul, 1999

★★★★★ [ Translate ] Has Become A 4th Grade Classic I volunteer in a reading program in a local elementary school and in the media center. This will be the fourth year we will be reading this book aloud in the fourth grade. I made a word list for each student. We locate all place named in the book on a posted map in the classroom. I also consult other sources and copy to show the students that there are suce things as the Louvre, the market place, the bridges. The children make friends with the children in the book and feel as they feel living wthout a home or father. They watch the transformation of Armand and their mother realizing that one can accept help from another gracefully. They also like Jojo and how he turns white after his bath, to say nothing of Armand's improved appearance! We'll keep this book in our collection. We schedule reading it around Christmas. ( DE ) on Sat 31st Jul, 1999

★★★★★ [ Translate ] Interesting, Good Literature; Fair Family Read Aloud The rapid dialogue, jo-jo (the dog) and christmas time plot keeps the interest of even very young children. My 4 and 6 year old could easily understand how three homeless children would want a home more than toys at christmas time. Many moral themes are explored such as lying, stealing, pride, slothfulness, generousity, and love, but all are merely brushed over with suggestion and no deep topics are probed within the character's dialogue or heart. Probably the most profound statement is the definition of a home found on the last page. All characters were interesting but not fully developed. Motives to why the hobo chose to be a hobo to begin with are never explained. How the father died is never explained either and the children never speak of him (such as missing him or recalling him or his words). The characters are quite shallow.But the story moves quickly and has a lot of life and interesting scenes in it. The detailed descriptions of the scenery make you feel like you are there seeing it!Overall, it is a good one time read but not likely one that we read again and again! ( DE ) on Wed 2nd Jun, 1999

★★★★★ Interesting, Good Literature; Fair Family Read Aloud The rapid dialogue, jo-jo (the dog) and christmas time plot keeps the interest of even very young children. My 4 and 6 year old could easily understand how three homeless children would want a home more than toys at christmas time. Many moral themes are explored such as lying, stealing, pride, slothfulness, generousity, and love, but all are merely brushed over with suggestion and no deep topics are probed within the character's dialogue or heart. Probably the most profound statement is the definition of a home found on the last page. All characters were interesting but not fully developed. Motives to why the hobo chose to be a hobo to begin with are never explained. How the father died is never explained either and the children never speak of him (such as missing him or recalling him or his words). The characters are quite shallow.But the story moves quickly and has a lot of life and interesting scenes in it. The detailed descriptions of the scenery make you feel like you are there seeing it!Overall, it is a good one time read but not likely one that we read again and again! ( UK ) on Wed 2nd Jun, 1999

★★★★★ [ Translate ] Family Finds Happiness With A Little Help From A Friend This is the wonderfully illustrated story of a mother and three children that are homeless and find a spot underneath a bridge in Paris. Alas, the bridge belongs to a hobo, who seems grouchy at first. It doesn't take long for the hobo to take to the starlings, though, and this tale goes on with a series of adventures that finally leads to a home for all involved. It's a lovely tale with the moral of the story being man's humanity to man. I loved this book as a child, and it hasn't lost any of it's flavor with age. ( DE ) on Sat 22nd Aug, 1998

★★★★★ Family Finds Happiness With A Little Help From A Friend This is the wonderfully illustrated story of a mother and three children that are homeless and find a spot underneath a bridge in Paris. Alas, the bridge belongs to a hobo, who seems grouchy at first. It doesn't take long for the hobo to take to the starlings, though, and this tale goes on with a series of adventures that finally leads to a home for all involved. It's a lovely tale with the moral of the story being man's humanity to man. I loved this book as a child, and it hasn't lost any of it's flavor with age. ( UK ) on Fri 21st Aug, 1998

★★★★ I Did Not Find This Book Interesting At All. Armand (a hobo) is trying to find a way to give three kids a home. I do not find that interesting at all. If you do, then go ahead and read it! ( UK ) on Sun 10th May, 1998

★★★★ [ Translate ] I Did Not Find This Book Interesting At All. Armand (a hobo) is trying to find a way to give three kids a home. I do not find that interesting at all. If you do, then go ahead and read it! ( DE ) on Sun 10th May, 1998

★★★★★ The Parisian Hobo Are Trying To Find A House For Three Kids. Ilove that book.It is so exciting, and great.I felt like a parisian hobo Armand who met three poor starlings on the street of Paris.The children lives with their mother on the street.They found really comfortable place where can they live.But one day came Armand and everything was changed.He took starlings to gypsi family.The family was pretty nice.They give food, and bed for starlings, and for their mum.I really like that book because I can teach that everybody once will need a help.And people can help each other.We are humans,and we are able to help.So, lets do it. ( UK ) on Wed 22nd Oct, 1997

★★★★★ [ Translate ] The Parisian Hobo Are Trying To Find A House For Three Kids. Ilove that book.It is so exciting, and great.I felt like a parisian hobo Armand who met three poor starlings on the street of Paris.The children lives with their mother on the street.They found really comfortable place where can they live.But one day came Armand and everything was changed.He took starlings to gypsi family.The family was pretty nice.They give food, and bed for starlings, and for their mum.I really like that book because I can teach that everybody once will need a help.And people can help each other.We are humans,and we are able to help.So, lets do it. ( DE ) on Wed 22nd Oct, 1997

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