The Family Under the Bridge

Author:
Natalie Savage Carlson
Illustrator:
Garth Williams
Published by:
HarperCollins
Suitable for ages:
7
to
12
ISBN:
978-0064402507

This book has something valuable to say about big topics: about dignity and work, about the importance of being needed and useful, and about not judging other people. And yet it is a story for children.

It is a unique story book. It basically comes out and says that proper men should rise to the occassion and work to provide food and shelter for their loved ones (women and children). If you are not offended by that idea then you will enjoy the story. 

It also has lovely illustrations. It has won a Newbery Honor and established itself as a classic for good reason.

I will leave you with a great quote from its pages: "What is wrong with gypsies?" asked Armand. "

why do you think you are better? Are you kinder? Are you more generous?"

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