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Wild by Emily Hughes
  

Synopsis

Wild by Emily Hughes

A children's book filled with wit and atmosphere about a wild little girl who has known nothing but nature.

Reviews

Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings Wild by Emily Hughes relies on its lush, almost rough art to convey a story about belonging and being different. When a little girl raised in the woods it taken into 'civilized

- The Horn Book Love, love, love! The illustrations are just incredible. I love the feel of the paper and the way that each page is so deliciously detailed. The eyes on the main character are huge and expressive throughout. I love her mossy wild hair, her knit brows and her determined stance. Her ability to wreak havoc in her unhappiness is amazing - just as her joy radiates off the page when she is truly, wild and free. I must share this with my students and see what they think. - There's A Book For That .. .for my money it's one of the most brilliant picture books of 2013. - 100 Scope Notes at The School Library Journal [...] the imagery is beautifully intricate and full of subtle details, it's a pretty straight-forward story that anyone can follow [...] It's a great reminder for us not to take ourselves too seriously and give the wild animals in us a little room to breathe. --The New York Public Library An irreverent, charming, and oh-so-delightfully illustrated story, partway between Kipling's The Jungle Book and Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. [...] Wild is one of the loveliest and most endearing picture-books I've seen this side of the century. --Brain Pickings One of our favorite books of the year. - The Metro I've never see such an accurate illustration of a child who feels she is the victim of an injustice or stupidity. Hughes

- Joy Corcoran The beautiful artwork and simple text reveals the happy wildchild of nature who lies dormant in all of us, and we are encouraged to understand and respect those who are different. --Foreword Reviews, 10 Best Indie Picture Books of 2014 This is a gorgeously illustrated and elegantly narrated picture book about a wild little girl who is raised by animals and then brought back to civilization. It's an engaging picture book for adults to read with children. Wild reminds me what childhood can feel like for a child. -The Picture Book Review It's hard to put into words exactly how terrific this picture book by Emily Hughes is and why. Perhaps it has to do with the beautifully rendered illustrations and the way they depict the cosiness and warmth of the forest, and how it embraces the little girl as one of its own. Or perhaps it has to do with how it speaks to the deep-seated longing that everyone has, to be if not exactly wild then certainly FREE -- free to be yourself, to do what you really want to do in life. -Picture This Book Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings Wild by Emily Hughes relies on its lush, almost rough art to convey a story about belonging and being different. When a little girl raised in the woods it taken into 'civilized

- The Horn Book Love, love, love! The illustrations are just incredible. I love the feel of the paper and the way that each page is so deliciously detailed. The eyes on the main character are huge and expressive throughout. I love her mossy wild hair, her knit brows and her determined stance. Her ability to wreak havoc in her unhappiness is amazing - just as her joy radiates off the page when she is truly, wild and free. I must share this with my students and see what they think. - There's A Book For That .. .for my money it's one of the most brilliant picture books of 2013. - 100 Scope Notes at The School Library Journal [...] the imagery is beautifully intricate and full of subtle details, it's a pretty straight-forward story that anyone can follow [...] It's a great reminder for us not to take ourselves too seriously and give the wild animals in us a little room to breathe. --The New York Public Library An irreverent, charming, and oh-so-delightfully illustrated story, partway between Kipling's The Jungle Book and Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. [...] Wild is one of the loveliest and most endearing picture-books I've seen this side of the century. --Brain Pickings One of our favorite books of the year. - The Metro I've never see such an accurate illustration of a child who feels she is the victim of an injustice or stupidity. Hughes

- Joy Corcoran The beautiful artwork and simple text reveals the happy wildchild of nature who lies dormant in all of us, and we are encouraged to understand and respect those who are different. --Foreword Reviews, 10 Best Indie Picture Books of 2014 This is a gorgeously illustrated and elegantly narrated picture book about a wild little girl who is raised by animals and then brought back to civilization. It's an engaging picture book for adults to read with children. Wild reminds me what childhood can feel like for a child. -The Picture Book Review It's hard to put into words exactly how terrific this picture book by Emily Hughes is and why. Perhaps it has to do with the beautifully rendered illustrations and the way they depict the cosiness and warmth of the forest, and how it embraces the little girl as one of its own. Or perhaps it has to do with how it speaks to the deep-seated longing that everyone has, to be if not exactly wild then certainly FREE -- free to be yourself, to do what you really want to do in life. -Picture This Book Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings

- The Horn Book

[...] the imagery is beautifully intricate and full of subtle details, it's a pretty straight-forward story that anyone can follow [...] It s a great reminder for us not to take ourselves too seriously and give the wild animals in us a little room to breathe. The New York Public Library

Brain Pickings

I ve never see such an accurate illustration of a child who feels she is the victim of an injustice or stupidity. Hughes

- Joy Corcoran

Foreword Reviews, 10 Best Indie Picture Books of 2014

It s hard to put into words exactly how terrific this picture book by Emily Hughes is and why. Perhaps it has to do with the beautifully rendered illustrations and the way they depict the cosiness and warmth of the forest, and how it embraces the little girl as one of its own. Or perhaps it has to do with how it speaks to the deep-seated longing that everyone has, to be if not exactly wild then certainly FREE free to be yourself, to do what you really want to do in life. - Picture This Book

- The Horn Book

This is a gorgeously illustrated and elegantly narrated picture book - The Picture Book Review .. .for my money it's one of hte most brilliant picture books of 2013. - 100 Scope Notes at The School Library Journal

--Brain Pickings

The beautiful artwork and simple text reveals the happy wildchild of nature who lies dormant in all of us, and we are encouraged to understand and respect those who are different.

This is a gorgeously illustrated and elegantly narrated picture book about a wild little girl who is raised by animals and then brought back to civilization. It's an engaging picture book for adults to read with children. Wild reminds me what childhood can feel like for a child. - The Picture Book Review

- The Horn Book Love, love, love! The illustrations are just incredible. I love the feel of the paper and the way that each page is so deliciously detailed. The eyes on the main character are huge and expressive throughout. I love her mossy wild hair, her knit brows and her determined stance. Her ability to wreak havoc in her unhappiness is amazing - just as her joy radiates off the page when she is truly, wild and free. I must share this with my students and see what they think. - There's A Book For That This is a gorgeously illustrated and elegantly narrated picture book about a wild little girl who is raised by animals and then brought back to civilization. It's an engaging picture book for adults to read with children. Wild reminds me what childhood can feel like for a child. - The Picture Book Review

About the Author

Emily Hughes was born in Hawaii, USA but lives and works in the United Kingdom.Her work has been exhibited across the capital and her work recently came second in the Macmillan prize for childrens' picture books.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Emily Hughes
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2013

ISBN

9781909263086


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