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Armand is a Paris hobo who lives under a bridge. He wanders the streets and chats with his gypsy friend Mireli. She tells him that he is about to have an adventure. Mireli tells him where gypsies have set up their camp and invites him to stay, but he declines.
The prospect of an adventure appeals to him and he goes on about his day looking forward to whatever it might bring. He spends two hours outside of a restaurant enjoying the smells wafting from inside. Armand returns to the bridge for the night and finds three children and a dog using his space under the bridge as their shelter.
Suzy, the eldest child, tries to compromise.
She draws a rectangle on the concrete, giving Armand his own room. Evelyne and Paul, the other children, and Jojo, the dog, want Armand to stay. Meanwhile, Armand steels his heart against their kindness. The next morning, Madame Calcet goes to work at the laundromat and Armand prepares for his day.
He reluctantly takes the children with him after they beg. They all set out for their adventure. He takes them to the Louvre Shop to see Father Christmas and the children ask Father Christmas for a new house because they lost theirs after their father died. Armand gets the children to sing carols and people begin to give them money.
With the money, Armand buys them all pancakes and chestnuts.
He even gets enough pancakes for Jojo to have some. Madame Calcet is upset when she learns that Armand has taught her children how to beg.
Armand overhears the women talking about the children and he whisks them away to hide with the gypsies. The gypsies take them in and teach them about their community. Paul befriends some of the gypsy boys and they teach him how to repair shoes. For Christmas, the gypsies arrange for them to have a Christmas tree.
Nikki chopped down a tree from the Jardin des Plantes and they decorated it for their new friends. Soon after, the gypsies pull up camp and head out.
It appears that Paul has left with them, but he returns after going and trying to get a job. Armand learns about a job as a night watchman from a friend and decides to take it. The job turns out to be a caretaker and the job comes with an apartment.
Armand and his new family have found a place to live.
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"Under the Bridge" is a song by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
It is the eleventh track on the group's fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and was released as its second single on March 10, Vocalist Anthony Kiedis wrote the lyrics to express feelings of loneliness and despondency, and to reflect on narcotics and their impact on his life.
I purchased this book for my seven year old Granddaughter who loves to read. I read first what I buy for her as a caution and because it allows me to talk about a good book with her. I was disappointed that in this otherwise lovely story lying was acceptable out of some of the characters.
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