The Resource Lion

Lion

Label
Lion
Title
Lion
Statement of responsibility
Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose
Title variation
Lion
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, as seen on 60 Minutes 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. 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. ? 'We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account ... With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo ... recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation.' Weekly Review 'A remarkable story ... [Brierley] provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' Saturday Age '????? I literally could not put this book down ... [Saroo's] return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit.' Manly Daily ?'A feel-good read about a remarkable journey.'? Sun-Herald ?'As well as the tale of his quest, he provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' The Age 'An incredible story of how one boy survived and prevailed through extreme circumstances to change his fortunes.' femail.com.au
Summary
An account of the author's inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his headline-making Google Earth search
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10313072
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brierley, Saroo
Dewey number
920.00920946
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buttrose, Larry
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Lion
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bc4c8357-2c64-457e-97c0-1a65ac68db80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742536767
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lion
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bc4c8357-2c64-457e-97c0-1a65ac68db80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742536767
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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