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The Wild Girl (edition 2005)

by Chris Wormell

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Member:BraleeGilday
Title:The Wild Girl
Authors:Chris Wormell
Info:Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Feral children, Dogs, Bears, Wild, Friendship, Survival

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I really enjoyed this odd little book about a little girl who inexplicably lives in a cave and encounters a bear. The girl is sort of like a cross between a feral child and something cuter and less real, like Peter Pan's Lost Boys. But the story isn't about that; it's about fear and misunderstandings. ( )
  lquilter | Sep 22, 2014 |
Review: A little girl and her brown dog live together, alone in the wilderness, until a big bear tries to share their cave.
Genre: Fantasy
Critique: This is an example of fantasy, because even though the animals never talk, their feelings are narrated by the author, which gives them more human characteristics. Also, in the end, the little girl gets taken in by a bear and they keep each other warm at night. This most likely would not happen, and is therefore more fantasy than realistic. At the same time, even though a young girl growing up alone in the wilderness and learning to survive isn't realistic, it isn't improbable (there really are feral children), and therefore this could be realistic fiction for this type of rare child. Because not all the events in this story are likely though, it would definitely still stay under fantasy. ( )
  BraleeGilday | Nov 13, 2012 |
Summary - A young girl lives alone in the wilderness with her dog until an unexpected visitor teachers her about family.
Critique - The author does a great job of creating a believable fantasy because she makes you believe that this little girl really could stare down a bear.
Genre - Fantasy
Media - watercolor?
Setting - The author creates a real feeling of isolation through the starkness of the wilderness this young girl lives in. ( )
  Heather618 | Oct 9, 2011 |
This is an example of a realistic fiction because it is something that could happen. However, there is also an aspect fantasy because it is not very likely that the girl would survive on her own. The wild girl lives in a cave with her dog and helps return a bear cub to its mother after a blizzard.

Age Appropriateness: Primary/ Intermediate ( )
  mchristman | Apr 8, 2010 |
About a girl and her dog who live in the snow in a cave. They find a bear cub and try to look for its mother. I thought it a bit scary. ( )
  Oliverday | Oct 6, 2008 |
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