Wild Boy (Paperback)Rob Lloyd Jones (author)
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: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
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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