Wild Boy (Paperback)
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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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[A] fantastical adventure story...
[A] thrilling mystery, full of morbid twists and macabre turns.
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.