The Wild Boy: Based on the True Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron by Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Wild Boy

The Wild Boy

by Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein
     
 

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"An unforgettable story." —Starred, Booklist

"Nature and civilization collide in this thought-provoking picture book based on the story of a boy discovered living alone in the mountain forests of southern France in 1800 . . . Young readers will be fascinated, perhaps even spurred to further investigate the facts behind the story." —Starred,

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"An unforgettable story." —Starred, Booklist

"Nature and civilization collide in this thought-provoking picture book based on the story of a boy discovered living alone in the mountain forests of southern France in 1800 . . . Young readers will be fascinated, perhaps even spurred to further investigate the facts behind the story." —Starred, Publishers Weekly

"The illustrations, executed in textured paint strokes and rough, crosshatched lines, evoke the untamed freedom of a child who lives purely for himself. The page design heightens the emotional tension and moves the story forward." —Starred, School Library Journal

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Booklist
An unforgettable story.
School Library Journal
The illustrations, executed in textured paint strokes and rough, crosshatched lines, evoke the untamed freedom of a child . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374483968
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/25/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
6 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Mordicai Gerstein, a painter, a sculptor, and a prizewinning filmmaker, has written and illustrated many books for children, including Victor, a novel for older readers exploring the same subject as The Wild Boy. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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