Here is a tale that questions who we are and how we relate to the natural world. He is born on a bare hillside, near the end of the Dry Time. Abandoned by his mother, cared for and suckled only by a dog, he becomes a creature of the wilds. To the poor villagers, he hardly appears human at all, and they reject him. Yet the dogboy, as he is called, proves to be a survivor in this USBBY Outstanding International Book. Against all odds, and despite his savage upbringing, he grows into a "special" childsomeone destined to change the lives of all who cross his path.
Victor Kelleher remains one of Australia's most celebrated writers for both adults and children. His novels have received many awards and commendations, including the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award. Formerly an associate professor of literature, he now writes full time.
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