Running Wild

Running Wild

Book - 2009
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When 10-year-old Will's father dies in the Iraq war, his mother surprises him with a trip to Indonesia. But little could she have known what awaited them both there. This is an epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the bestselling author of 'Kaspar' and 'Born to Run'.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, c2009
ISBN: 9780007267019
Branch Call Number: MORPURG
Characteristics: 347 p : ill. ; 22 cm

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aaansari
Aug 02, 2017

A wonderfully crafted masterpeice, this book is a amaglam of poignancy and real life. Oona, an elephant, saves a boy from a tsunami by running into a jungle. They trek through the miles of leafy vegetation together, backing each other up. They'll meet mother orangutans and their babies, and the male orangutan, the Other One. They'll be hunted by poachers and nearly killed, but they'll always get away in the end. But can Will keep living this kind of life?

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kikireginald
Aug 12, 2015

I have read and reread this book many, many times. It really makes you realize how privileged we are. Will goes through a lot, and to top it all off, is lost in he jungle with an elephant named Oona. I like this book because it is so deep. It reminds you most of all what trust, survival and family really are.

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eggroll
May 25, 2014

Meep!

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JAFFA4874
Aug 04, 2013

I love this book it was so sad 9i cried

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niku1234
Aug 03, 2013

I love this book! It's such a heartbreaking story, I couldn't put it down.

MissAnnie Oct 03, 2012

An updated telling of the Jungle Book story with references to current affairs - both political and environmental. A thought provoking read with great opportunities for discussion.

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ILOVEHORSES2356
Jul 11, 2012

i love this book

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brookster
May 10, 2012

its a heartbreaking story that you can't put down

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