Wild Boy

Wild Boy

The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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Presents the story of the feral boy known as the Savage of Aveyron, discovered in the mountain wilderness of Southern France in the late 18th century, and describes the attempts led by Paris physician Jean Marc Gaspard Itard to civilize him.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763656690
Branch Call Number: B WILD BOY OF AVEYRON
Characteristics: 169 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ering, Timothy B. - Illustrator


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JCLMeganB Oct 19, 2017

This the fascinating true story of a feral child found in the mountains of France in the early 1800s. Losure brings emotional heft to a story that asks all readers--kids and adults alike--that essential question: What does it mean to be human?

Feb 19, 2017

This book was written after an extraordinary amount of research and the author is meticulous in her following of fact as she works to lay out this boy's life as a narrated story. T.B. Ering's illustrations are perfect (as usual). Read it for what it is--a well told piece of history that tells a touching tale that can be at times revolting and, at other times, fascinating.

May 10, 2014

My nine year old daughter and I read this book at the same time. I did so while she was at school. Neither of us could put it down. Such a fascinating story. It appealed to me because we are Francophiles and thinking about a trip to France next year. An added bonus was that it included education methods used with Deaf children in the early 1800s which I find interesting as I used to teach Deafblind adults.

I think my daughter enjoyed the idea of a child living in the wild all alone and surviving this way until he was found at the age of nine.


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