Wild Boy

Wild Boy

3.98 (800 ratings by Goodreads)
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A fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London.

BEHOLD THE SAVAGE SPECTACLE OF THE WILD BOY! London, 1841. A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy. Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin!
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 22 x 132 x 20mm | 350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406354090
  • 9781406354096
  • 188,738

Review Text

A gripping murder mystery Sunday Express
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Review quote

A gripping murder mystery * Sunday Express * Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, gothic horror and all things murderous and mysterious. -- Julia Eccelshare * Lovereading4kids.co.uk * Freak shows, mysteries and intrigue, what's not to love? A brilliantly imagined historical adventure * TBK Magazine * Mixing mystery with action, adventure and history and the creepy backdrop of the fairground, this book will hook young readers from the first page * We Love This Book * A brilliant thrilling detective book with a great new twist. Excellently told, it grabs you from the start. A must read. * Writing.ie * A pleasingly pacy and atmospheric historical romp. * Booktrust * An engaging tale unlike anything else out there at the moment. * Serendipity Reviews * This was a great read and I want/need a sequel...Because I don't want to let Wild Boy go yet... * The Pewter Wolf * I loved the way the book finished and I will be buying the next Rob Lloyd Jones book in this series. * Moloney King * A fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story * Lytham St Annes Express * A really enjoyable read * Overflowing Library * An epic debut start * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books * It had me completely hooked from beginning to end and I loved every moment of it * BookZone4Boys * I started reading this book and it immediately felt like my heart had been stolen by Wild Boy * Fluttering Butterflies * I loved every minute * Big Book Little Book * A pacy, atmospheric and thrilling adventure * Metro * His eventful life will mesmerise boys in particular. * Times * There is plenty of excitement and scary moment in this atmospheric, though provoking full length novel for older, capable readers. * Primary Times * The story takes off like a rocket * The Times Book of the Week * good fun and jolly hair-raising. * The Times Book of the Week * An atmosphere=packed, pacy, mystery-adventure story for readers aged nine and older . . . this has appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, gothic horror and all things murderous and mysterious * Lytham St Annes Press * An exciting adventure mystery set in 1940s London . . . period details are used effectively o create a historically authentic atmosphere * Carousel * A delicious romp of a story where circus life is described in all its seedy, Victorian glory. -- Emma Carroll * The Guardian * Set in the Victorian underworld, this is a gripping mystery with Shades of Sherlock Holmes. * The Week Junior *
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About Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up. He wanted to be Indiana Jones. So he studied Egyptology and archaeology, and went on expeditions to strange places. But all he found were interesting stories. So he decided to write them down. Wild Boy is his first novel, although he's written around thirty other books for children, including historical non-fiction and adaptations of classics such as Jekyll and Hyde. He lives in London (SW2) with his wife and one-year-old son, who has big eyes like Wild Boy, but is not as hairy...
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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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