The Wild Man by Mark (Author) Barratt
  

The Wild Man

Written by Mark (Author) Barratt
Illustrated by
Part of the Joe Rat Adventures Series

Synopsis

The Wild Man by Mark (Author) Barratt

Having escaped the clutches of Mother in Poundsfield, Joe Rat is back, now working as a sweeper in the more upmarket Lomesbury Square. Having foiled a burglary at one of the 'posh' houses on the square, the owner, Mr Harvey - a rich philanthropist - determines to help Joe. Harvey manages to track down Joe's father, a British army deserter now living wild in Canada. Joe has never met his father, but Harvey brings the wild man back to England and helps set them both up in better jobs. However, Alec Harvey has other ideas - he's jealous of the kindness his father shows Joe and the relationship Joe seems to have with this exciting man from Canada. He determines to show his father once and for all that he's just as good, but in so doing risks the lives of those around him.

Reviews

A book with intrigue building and building until it thrusts us into more dramatic escapades, to create a very readable story * The Bookbag * A great story about boys, for boys at KS2 level with plenty of action * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Mark Barratt was born and bred in London and lives with his wife and three children on a leafy hill not far from the Thames. In a highly varied working career he has been an actor, theatre director, writer and teacher, while always spending as much time as possible fishing. His script for the audio play The Wizard's Spell won a prize for Best Entertainment at the New York Festival in 1994.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

Mark (Author) Barratt
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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th November 2014

ISBN

9781782954835


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