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Wild Boy

Written by Rob Lloyd Jones

Wild Boy Synopsis

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!

Wild Boy Press Reviews

Set in the Victorian underworld, this is a gripping mystery with Shades of Sherlock Holmes. * The Week Junior * A delicious romp of a story where circus life is described in all its seedy, Victorian glory. -- Emma Carroll * The Guardian * An exciting adventure mystery set in 1940s London . . . period details are used effectively o create a historically authentic atmosphere * Carousel * 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 * good fun and jolly hair-raising. * The Times Book of the Week * The story takes off like a rocket * The Times Book of the Week * There is plenty of excitement and scary moment in this atmospheric, though provoking full length novel for older, capable readers. * Primary Times * His eventful life will mesmerise boys in particular. * Times * A pacy, atmospheric and thrilling adventure * Metro * I loved every minute * Big Book Little Book * I started reading this book and it immediately felt like my heart had been stolen by Wild Boy * Fluttering Butterflies * It had me completely hooked from beginning to end and I loved every moment of it * BookZone4Boys * An epic debut start * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books * A really enjoyable read * Overflowing Library * A fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story * Lytham St Annes Express * I loved the way the book finished and I will be buying the next Rob Lloyd Jones book in this series. * Moloney King * 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 * An engaging tale unlike anything else out there at the moment. * Serendipity Reviews * A pleasingly pacy and atmospheric historical romp. * Booktrust * A brilliant thrilling detective book with a great new twist. Excellently told, it grabs you from the start. A must read. * Writing.ie * 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 * Freak shows, mysteries and intrigue, what's not to love? A brilliantly imagined historical adventure * TBK Magazine * 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 * A gripping murder mystery * Sunday Express *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406354096
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Rob Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up. He wanted to be Indiana Jones. So he studied Egyptology and archaeology, and went on expeditions to strange places. But all he found were interesting stories. So he decided to write them down. Wild Boy is his first novel, although he's written around thirty other books for children, including historical non-fiction and adaptations of classics such as Jekyll and Hyde. He lives in London (SW2) with his wife and one-year-old son, who has big eyes like Wild Boy, but is not as hairy...

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