Publication Date: 02/01/2014 ISBN: 9781406354096 Category:

Wild Boy

Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 02/01/2014 ISBN: 9781406354096 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£6.99

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Description

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!

Publisher Review

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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