THE WILD BOY
New York : Farrar, Straus,
and Giroux, 1998
IL K-3 RL 3.5
book is based on a true story. A small boy was found living alone
in the wild woods outside of the town of Saint-Sernin in the south of France
in 1800. It is still a mystery as to how he came to live and survive
alone in the forest. Doctors thought that the boy was deaf and wanted
to put him in an asylum, but a young doctor, Jean-Marc Itard, adopted him
and named him Victor. How terrified Victor must have been when he
met people! Everyone stared at him. They treated him like a
wild animal. How hard it was for him to learn to live with others!
He didn't understand when people spoke. How patient Dr. Itard was
as he helped Victor overcome his fears and learn! Read this book
and consider how much we learn from all our family and friends, and what
it must be like to have none of this help as a very small child.
(Jeannie Bellavance firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
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