Rob Lloyd Jones Wild Boy

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Wild Boy

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In the seedy underworld of Victorian London a boy is born and abandoned.

Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes–like deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him—or against him?

Listeners will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.

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Ron Lloyd Jones is the author of more than thirty books, primarily historical nonfiction and adaptations of classic literature. He writes for television and is a senior editor at Usborne. Rob Lloyd Jones lives in London.

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A gripping murder mystery * Sunday Express * 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 * It's a truly imaginative book that will enthrall the reader. For those who like mystery, this book is a must-read * Western Daily Press (Bristol) * A thoroughly gripping detective story that reveals the nature of true friendship * CBI Recommended Reads 2013 * It was not only the mystery that made it so exciting, but also all the information about London in the nineteenth century . . . I just couldn't put it down * Guardian Children's Books *

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