Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron
Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron
Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron
Mary Losure, Timothy Basil Ering
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What happens when society finds a wild boy alone in the woods and tries to civilize him? A true story from the author of The Fairy Ring.One day in 1798, woodsmen in southern France returned from the forest having captured a naked boy. He had been running wild, digging for food, and was covered with scars. In the village square, people gathered around, gaping and jabbering in words the boy didn’t understand. And so began the curious public life of the boy known as the Savage of Aveyron, whose journey took him all the way to Paris. Though the wild boy’s world was forever changed, some things stayed the same: sometimes, when the mountain winds blew, “he looked up at the sky, made sounds deep in his throat, and gave great bursts of laughter.” In a moving work of narrative nonfiction that reads like a novel, Mary Losure invests another compelling story from history with vivid and arresting new life.Back matter includes an author’s note, source notes, and a bibliography.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Biography
  • Historical Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A  YOUNG BOY THAT HAS BEEN LIVING IN THE FOREST BY HIMSELF NAKED FOR YEARS. THE YOUNG BOY IS DEAF AND MUTE. HE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, BECAUSE SCIENTISTS WANTED TO STUDY HIM. THEY FEEL SINCE THE WILD BOY IS INSANE THEY THINK THAT THE WILD BOY SHOULD BE TAKEN TO A DARK PRISON UNDERGROUND WHERE PEOPLE THAT ARE INSANE GO AND DIE. SO IS THE WILD BOY GOING TO DIE IN THE UNDERGROUND PRISON OR IS A STRANGER GOING TO TEACH HIM AND TREAT HIM AS FAMILY?

 

THIS IS A GOOD BOOK I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO THE WORLD

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In 1798, in the mounatins of Southern France, woodsmen returned to the small village of Lacaune, with a wild boy in their hands. Crowds gathered around him, pointing and laughing.This was his first encounter, that he could remember, with the race he was apart of. So, this begins the story of the wild boy, also known as the Savage of Aveyron, and the long journey he took that brought him all the way to Paris. Throughout this non-fiction retelling, the wild boy learns to live in society and discovers what it really means to be human.

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