Dixon's wanderings take him through the streets of an ethnically diverse Camden, where the sights and sounds of a bygone era can still be seen and heard through his keenly observant and descriptive style.
This story is more than just about a boy, a bike, and a bridge. It is about the human need for exploration, the search for self, and the people that we meet along the way in life's checkered tapestry. More than this though, it is a story about values, commitment, family and the love of one's country.
The appeal of The Bridge is that anyone who reads it is sent back to their childhood. We were all the boy with the bike. It leads to reflection on the past and acknowledgement and that we must move forward. A good read for children, parents and grandparents alike.