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?
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.
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.
S_Fearnley thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
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