Wild Boy

Wild Boy

3.98 (800 ratings by Goodreads)
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"A thrilling mystery, full of morbid twists and macabre turns." -- Booklist In the seedy underworld of Victorian London, a boy is born and abandoned. Covered in hair from head to toe, Wild Boy is snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman and becomes a sideshow freak--but also an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes-like deductive skills. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 20mm | 244g
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0763671576
  • 9780763671570
  • 517,640

Review quote

[A] fantastical adventure story...
--Kirkus Reviews [A] thrilling mystery, full of morbid twists and macabre turns.
--Booklist Sherlock Holmes meets Oliver Twist... Jones explores the traditional themes of acceptance and identity. ... [Wild Boy] may appeal to children who like unusual characters and quirky historical settings in their detective stories.
--School Library Journal [T]hose who ... want atmospheric action and loads of it can queue up for a peek at this title and wait for the forthcoming sequel.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books With the seedy London streets as a backdrop and a number of unsavory characters, this is a fast-paced atmospheric mystery. Readers will be rooting for the unlikely duo and come away with a greater sense of empathy.
--Library Media Connection Short chapters and the book's fast pace make it an ideal choice for those who like mysteries.
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About Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones is the author of more than thirty books, primarily historical nonfiction and adaptations of classic literature. He writes for television and is a senior editor at Usborne. Rob Lloyd Jones lives in London.
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Rating details

800 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 31% (250)
4 42% (337)
3 22% (172)
2 4% (30)
1 1% (11)
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