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A Long Way Home - Saroo Brierley

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Published: 24th June 2013
For Ages: 14 - 15 years old
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When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.

About the Author

Saroo Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

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4.2

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    4.0

    fascinating story

    By oh my!

    from Tasmania

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      A fascinating story, made more amazing because it is true. You will fall in love with Saroo and I was fascinated to hear first hand of the poverty in India and the generosity of spirit of his adopting family. This tale, told with honesty, will lift your spirit

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      5.0

      I definitely would read this book again

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      Relaxing read

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      3.0

      saroo's story

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      an interesting story of the times - best bit: the helplessness of so many living in India and like countries

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      4.0

      Interesting and easy

      By Liz

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        This is a very easy book to read, I finished it within a couple of days. The subject is interesting and the people are likeable. It is definitely a book I'll buy for friends.

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        5.0

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        • Easy To Read
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        • Heart Warming Story
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          This is a heart warming story of a search. It brings amazing insights into what the mind retains at a very young age and the bonds made that are never broken It is also an insight into another culture and the hardships faced.

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          ISBN: 9780670077045
          ISBN-10: 0670077046
          Audience: General
          For Ages: 14 - 15 years old
          For Grades: 10
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 288
          Published: 24th June 2013
          Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
          Weight (kg): 0.37