Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.5
Lexile® Measure: 530L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
- Character and Values
About This Book"An unforgettable story." --Starred, "Booklist"
"Nature and civilization collide in this thought-provoking picture book based on the story of a boy discovered living alone in the mountain forests of southern France in 1800 . . . Young readers will be fascinated, perhaps even spurred to further investigate the facts behind the story." --Starred, "Publishers Weekly"
"The illustrations, executed in textured paint strokes and rough, crosshatched lines, evoke the untamed freedom of a child who lives purely for himself. The page design heightens the emotional tension and moves the story forward." --Starred, "School Library Journal"