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!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 312 pages, map
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/04/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781406341386
- Paperback from £6.39
- Hardback from £8.35
- EPUB from £5.03
- PDF from £5.58
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Review by Salsabrarian
Narrated by James Clamp. Wild Boy is reviled and bullied by everyone because of his excessive body hair and his life is reduced to working as a hairy sideshow freak. He becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a circus performer. But thanks to his acute observation skills and the assistance of Clarissa, a circus acrobat, Wild Boy determines to clear his name and uncover the true murderer. Plenty of action, suspense and some gore (thanks to the electrical invention at the center of the murder plot) are voiced with tension and relish by the Brit-voiced Clamp. An entertaining listen for families whose kids enjoy scary action stories.