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Wild Children Library Binding – Aug 1985

3.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Tandem Library (August 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0808572369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0808572367
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.4 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,431,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

"A powerful story of children left homeless after the Russian Revolution," declared PW, reviewing this award-winner by the gifted poet and author. Holman's novel is rooted in actual events and, through 12-year-old Alex, the reader experiences the tragedy of uncared-for boys and girls in the aftermath of war.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
I read the book in 9th grade and was intrigued. It is set during the time of the USSR, but I am sure it is just as accurate today. The bezprizorniki (neglected or shelterlesss ones) are a reality even now, when the term was first used in the 1920's. The story gives a strange exhileration as Alex joins the children in their desperate struggle to survive - it is an eye-opening novel, worthy of much more attention than it ever got. Please, read this book. (I can see two other reviews from Edmonton, Alberta so I'm assuming this book is studied in schools around here.)
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I liked the book because people can laern a lesson about herbs and how they can mess up your body and mess up your life.I know more about homelessness people and they never know how long they will be living like they do.It is a sad thing to think about but some of them could never change because they lived like that for to long. It would be to hard on them and some people might think that they could never go back to thier old selfs.Some of the homelesssness people might have lived that way thier hole life.
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Format: Paperback
I read this work when I was about 10 or 11 years old as published in Reader's Digest, so it was not a class assignment. It took me two days to read it only because I was forced to put it down to go to bed. I read it four times while on summer vaccation that year and have never forgotten it.I also checked the actual book out from the library later and re-read it again. I can not say enough about the effect it has had on me. It remains a favorite to this day, sixteen years later.
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Format: Paperback
It was a book about a group of kids, whose families are gone. They have to learn how to survive on there own. A few of the boys main goal in life was to become a theif. It was during the Russian Revolution. That was going on during world War 1. The main character was a kid named Alex. Some of the other kids names where Peter, Anya, and many other children. It was a good book if you like to read about stuff about World War 1.That is about all I have to say about the book.
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Format: Paperback
The Wild Children was a decent book. I liked it because it dealt with real issuesand showed a graphic description of the U.S.S.R. during the time period the Russian Revolution set in the 1920's. I liked the way that all of the wild children stuck togeather and always helped each other out as best that they could. What I didn't like was the way that the subjects kept running on and on. I would recomend this book to any average reader. The book deserves a score of three.
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I would recomend this novel, because it explains what it would be like to live in the early 1920's. The main character is Alex. Alex is a young twelve year old boy that wakes up one morning to find that his family is gone. Alex is not sure what to do so he tells his teacher what had happend. His teacher decides to sind him to live with his uncle, but he does not know that his uncle has been taken by the secret police also.
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Format: Paperback
I recommened this book because it is very interesting. This book surprises you in many ways cause you never know what is going to happen. The characters in this book relate to each other well. Another reason I enjoyed this book was because some of the events in this story that was writen about the 1920's still go on today in the 1990's. Some of these things are homeless people, wars and conflict.
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I liked the book it was a good reminder of that you should be thank full for what you have. I also lets you know how it was for young children in Russua.One thing that I did not like about the book was that iit did not keep my intetest.The children had to have a vary strong will to be able to stay alive for such a long time by them selfs. Over all it was a good book to read in class.
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