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A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope. Now in a young readers’ edition published to tie in with the release of Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.

Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again?
Saroo Brierley became 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 family in Australia.
Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out 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 back to India to see if he could find his mother.
This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.

Reviews

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.

Herald Sun

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143784760

    January 3, 2017

    Puffin

    256 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

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  • EBook

    9780143784777

    January 3, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Lion: A Long Way Home
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