Wild Boy

By JONES, Rob Lloyd

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978-0-7636-6252-3 978-0-7636-6769-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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Reviewed on October 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–8—Sherlock Holmes meets Oliver Twist in this mystery set in a carnival of oddities in 1841 London. A boy moves from a wretched workhouse to Augustus T. Finch's traveling carnival, hoping to belong somewhere. Feared and reviled because thick hair covers his entire body, the child knows only the name "Wild Boy." This hirsute hero assuages his loneliness by observing passersby, analyzing minute clues to peel back details of their lives. Wild Boy and another circus child, Clarissa, become inv...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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