Wild Boy

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Wild Boy
Written by Mary Losure
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763656690
ISBN-13: 9780763656690
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Wild Boy
The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron

author: Mary Losure
illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

One day in 1798, woodsmen in southern France returned from the forest having captured a naked boy. He had been running wild, digging for food, and was covered with scars. In the village square, people gathered around, gaping and jabbering in words the boy didn’t understand. And so began the curious public life of the boy known as the Savage of Aveyron, whose journey took him all the way to Paris. Though the wild boy’s world was forever changed, some things stayed the same: sometimes, when the mountain winds blew, “he looked up at the sky, made sounds deep in his throat, and gave great bursts of laughter.” In a moving work of narrative nonfiction that reads like a novel, Mary Losure invests another compelling story from history with vivid and arresting new life.
Back matter includes an author’s note, source notes, and a bibliography.

What happens when society finds a wild boy alone in the woods and tries to civilize him? A true story from the author of The Fairy Ring.
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Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
176 / 6 1/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Biography & Autobiography; History; People & Places; Social Science; Family;
author’s comments:
Mary Losure, author of The Fairy Ring, has worked as a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio and a contributor to National Public Radio. She lives with her husband in Minnesota.
illustrator’s comments:
Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of many award-winning books, including Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux. He lives in Massachusetts.
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