Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

by Saroo Brierley

Paperback(Media Tie-in)

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The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. 

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. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.

This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film.

"The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine

"Amazing stuff."—The New York Post

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425291764
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: Media Tie-in
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 60,514
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Prologue xi

1 Remembering 1

2 Hungry and happy 10

3 Getting lost 23

4 Survival 40

5 Very lucky 60

6 A new life 81

7 Growing up 101

8 The search 115

9 Finding home 123

10 Meeting my mother 139

11 My Australian family 163

12 Feeling at home 172

13 Returning 189

14 Kolkata train 201

Epilogue 229

Map 236

Behind the scenes of Lion 239

Photos 241

Acknowledgements 259

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