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A little girl and her small brown dog live alone in a cave high up on the mountainside in the middle of the great wide wilderness. They are happy hunting for food and surviving on their own until one day in the bitter cold of winter, when they see bear tracks in the snow that lead right up to their cave ... Charming illustrations bring life to this sweet story of courage aA little girl and her small brown dog live alone in a cave high up on the mountainside in the middle of the great wide wilderness. They are happy hunting for food and surviving on their own until one day in the bitter cold of winter, when they see bear tracks in the snow that lead right up to their cave ... Charming illustrations bring life to this sweet story of courage and compassion, written and illustrated by award-winning author and illustrator Chris Wormell....

Title : The Wild Girl
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ISBN : 9780802853110
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Wild Girl Reviews

  • Alex Burrett
    2019-06-10 14:02

    Too many authors and illustrators have forgotten one of the main purposes of children’s stories – to prepare them, psychologically, for the trials and tribulations of adult life. Christopher Wormell hasn’t forgotten.When I was a child, my favourite book was ‘The Wild Things’ by Maurice Sendak. I empathized with Max’s boyish urge to create mischief “of one kind and another”. Whilst revelling in the wildness and the fantastical drawings, deep down the story made me realise that a love of playful anarchy could land me with ne’er-do-wells and isolate me from people I truly cared about. The ‘Wild’ in Wormell’s children’s book drew me in – echoes of Sendak.My high expectations were entirely met. I love reading this story to my children. I’m delighted that the hero is a heroine – too many children’s book heroes are boys. ‘Wild Girl’ has the narrative darkness of ‘The Wild Things’. The pictures are even more wonderfully malevolent – moody reality as opposed to art and craft monstrosity. And the Wild Girl is a better role model than Max – she is self-sufficient, brave, loving. If, as they grow up, any of my children find themselves alone and vulnerable – I hope they remember the story of the Wild Girl. I hope they remember the shoeless child who, with a potent mixture of tenacity, empathy and acceptance, finds a positive resolution and improves on her situation – not worrying about the little things that don’t really matter, in the grand scheme of things. Things like fleas.

  • The Styling Librarian
    2019-06-08 12:58

    The Wild Girl by Chris Wormell: Touching little book, love the twist in the story... could just read without words and get lost in the illustrations they're so beautiful.

  • Jennifer B.
    2019-05-29 18:02

    This was a sweet and enjoyable read, with lovely illustrations. Although a bit irresponsible in its attitude towards dealing with bears.

  • Sam Lovelace
    2019-05-31 15:42

    A friend who knows I struggle with social issues and some other things gave me this book while I was going through a tough time and it spoke to my heart so much. I am glad there are authors who have the courage to write books for ALL the kids, even the ones who live alone and have ratty hair and calloused feet and sleep with animals and hunt for their food. <3 This book is precious and touching and teaches some nice lessons in a very sweet and simple way. I love it. Thank you, Chris Wormell!

  • Dolly
    2019-05-30 15:48

    This is a strange, but heartwarming tale of a young girl who finds a way to survive in the wild. The narrative is simple and short and the illustrations are wonderful. I'm not sure that it sends the right message, especially concerning wild animals, but it's still a sweet tale. We enjoyed reading this book together, especially since we could snuggle up together in front of the fire while we read it.

  • Yarb
    2019-06-15 17:56

    Overlong buildup and unsatisfactory denouement. Some nice touches but not up to the standard of Wormell's earlier The Sea Monster.

  • Erroll Treslan
    2019-06-15 11:42

    Top of class!

  • Cheryl
    2019-06-22 17:47

    Um, ok? Both me and my inner child found this unsatisfying. What's going on here? It doesn't make sense taken literally, and as a metaphor or parable it's incomplete (or something).

  • Linda
    2019-06-16 17:59

    This is a story for younger readers to ponder. A young girl live alone in some mountains, no one to brush hair, wash face, or tie shoelaces. In fact, she has no shoes. But she is surviving, and soon, she and her dog have their biggest adventure, with a bear! It's a story of survival and courage and compassion. I suspect the book should be read aloud, because there will be lots of questions! The illustrations are gorgeous, showing the girl's life well. If one takes the story literally, I had a few questions, like how does the girl start a fire, and why is she alone? But, if taken as rather a fanciful story, reminding me of other stories that are just that, stories, quite a bit improbable, but "possible", it works beautifully.

  • Donald Fox
    2019-06-25 12:03

    A fabulous tale of compassion. This is a really sweet tale of a young girl in the wilds of the world. With her little dog in tow, she comes upon a creature of the unknown and mistakenly bases her actions on fear and prejudice. Compassion wins the day and our small warrior comes to a greater understanding of the world and herself. This tale also touches on the values of individuality and the need for interdependence.

  • The Brothers
    2019-06-21 15:58

    A tale of a little girl and her dog who live like cavemen. She doesn't know why she's the only one around and she often searches the horizon for smoke from fires of other people. She and her dog live in a cave and one day they come face to face with a bear. The little girl scares the bear away, only to discover it was looking for it's cub. The bear returns and the cub, girl, dog, and bear have the coziest winter in the cave together.Illustrations are good.

  • Sylvia
    2019-06-18 17:43

    The Wormell stories are just so unusual. The kids are quiet and curious. How can a little girl live all by herself in the mountains? But she does, with the help of a big scary bear whom she befriends.

  • Seth Lebaron
    2019-06-25 15:52

    I would read this book, and stop just before the last couple of pages. I would have the students write either a begining (where did this girl come from, how did she end up alone) or write and ending about what happend after they see the bear tracks.

  • Alsie
    2019-06-04 20:05

    Such a sweet, warm children's book. Love the little twist at the end.

  • Abby Turner
    2019-06-26 19:47

    pretty bears but weird story

  • Elizabeth Meadows
    2019-06-23 17:58

    I loved this! Simple and elegant story with perfect illustrations. I'm guessing kids will want you to read this to them over and over and over again.

  • maggie
    2019-06-14 17:46

    This is all around our favorite; illustrations,story and moral...don't miss.

  • Judy
    2019-06-09 12:56

    This is not a wordless book, but you could read it that way. It's a delightful and touching concept and beautifully illustrated.

  • Angela Randall
    2019-05-26 12:42

    See pictures of the pages of Chris Wormell's books in this article.

  • Julianne
    2019-06-14 11:50

    This picture book is cute! In a kind of a warm, fuzzy way. A girl and her dog live alone in the wilderness, except that they have fleas. But then one day, there are bear tracks near their cave...

  • Kelly
    2019-06-18 16:58

    I felt there was too much of an introduction/background before the conflict became apparent (on page 14). Then the conflict resolution felt too quick. Overall, this one felt top heavy.