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The Road To Agra

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Lalu journeys to Agra to take his sister to a doctor, a journey of 300 miles.
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published 1961 by Criterion Books (first published 1959)
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Aug 13, 2013 Solveig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Som barn hørte jeg boken som et hørespill på radio. Historien hadde jeg glemt, men husket at den gjorde inntrykk på meg. Da jeg i voksen alder fant boken på et loppemarked måtte jeg bare kjøpe den, og jeg leste den for vår yngste datter. Det er en spennende og god historie om søskenkjærlighet og om en gutt og en jente i India med et brennende ønske om å sette seg et mål og nå det. Det er en så bra historie at vi leser den høyt igjen.
Aug 31, 2011 Maeta rated it it was amazing
I read this in grade school and dearly loved it. I must have checked it out of the library 6 or 7 times over 2 years.
Jun 22, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
What a lovely little book!
I found this book (with the same cover as pictured here,) at the local Goodwill for about a dollar. Such an old book, I thought, must have been very special to someone to have lasted so long in a bookshelf before being donated--and I was right, it is a special book.

The story is about a 13 or 14 year old boy named Lalu and his 7 year old sister, Maya, set in India. Maya has been lucky enough to receive a spot at the local school, and Lalu is determined to learn to read
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Jun 01, 2011 Shaeeza Haniff rated it really liked it
I read this book some time ago and fell in love with it. A young, smart girl with beautiful eyes wants to learn to read and write. This story tells of her journey with her brother and their faithful companion on the Road to Agra. A well told tale of adventure, luck and determination. I think this book is a must have for every young reader.
Feb 11, 2008 Carolann rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
I read this story when I was a teen, and absolutely loved it. While I have forgotten the details of the story, I recall the profound impact it had on me, and the incredible images of India it instilled.
Mar 12, 2008 Cicip rated it really liked it
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how life was so difficult, how should we love our younger brother, how should we help our parents no matter is the condition.
Oct 03, 2015 Shani rated it really liked it
A lovely story of hardships endured and final triumph of a brother's commitment to his sister's well-being. Set in India.
Aug 21, 2012 glynes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another child's bookclub find, probably the first non-silly book I ever read. A very moving story that has stayed with me all my life.
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Aimée Sommerfelt was a Norwegian author of numerous children's books and young adult novels.

She was most famous for her 1959 work The Road to Agra. In 1961, it became her first book to be published in the United States, being translated into English by Evelyn Ramsden. For The Road to Agra, Sommerfelt won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Josette Frank Award.

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