The Wild Man

By Barratt, Mark

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ISBN
978-0-80285-377-6
Publisher
Eerdmans


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2011

Gr 6 Up—Two thieving wild men living in the U.S. are the first characters readers meet in this Victorian-era novel. The author then shifts to the main character, a young man named Joe, who appeared in Barratt's Joe Rat (Eerdmans, 2009). He barely survives on the streets of London, but when he begins running errands for the wealthy Harvey family, his luck appears to change. He forms a tenuous relationship with Alec Harvey, who is about his age. Ale...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Having escaped from the clutches of "Mother" at the close of Joe Rat (rev. 1/10), albeit with a price on his head, Joe has given up the toshing and is trying to break into a new occupation. Street-sweeping (clearing a path through the dirt and horse dung for gentry going into and out of their coaches) is more competitive and less lucrative than his...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

For Joe (<i>Joe Rat</i>), street-sweeping is less lucrative than toshing, but it does bring him in contact with the well-to-do...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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