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Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Reader's Edition) - Saroo Brierley

Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Reader's Edition)

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A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.

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 pore 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.

Lion: A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story that 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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4.5

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5.0

Amazing tale

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from Western Australia

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

Cons

  • A Bit Slow

Best Uses

  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Reader's Edition):

It was great

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4.0

An Incredible Story!

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from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Bookworm

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Eye opening
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • True Story

Cons

  • Wasn't well written

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Reader's Edition):

I originally picked up this book as I saw the trailer in cinemas and I knew this was a story I had to read.

The beginning of this book was absolutely heart breaking, as Saroo describes the atrocious conditions that he lived in as a child in India. It opened my eyes to the incredible brutality of their way of life.

Unfortunately the writing and story telling fell a little flat for me, which is why I rate it 4 stars. But the story definitely made up for it.

This story is full of hope, heartbreak and miracles. An incredible book that must be read by everyone!

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ISBN: 9780143784760
ISBN-10: 0143784765
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd January 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1