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Wild Child: Forest's First Home

Wild Child: Forest's First Home

Wild Child (Volume 1)

Tara Zann; illustrated by Dan Widdowson




Trade Paperback

A shy girl teaches a wild boy the ways of modern living in Wild Child: Forest's First Home, the first book in this sweet and funny chapter book series!

On a family camping trip, Olive Regle encounters Forest, a young boy who has grown up in the wild. Olive’s father agrees to let Forest move in under the condition that Olive teach Forest everything about proper behavior. He’s never sat at a table, brushed his teeth, or even taken a bath before! It’s a lot to learn, and Olive’s brother, Ryan, isn’t helping—he tells Forest that football should be played inside.

Can this wild child ever fit in?

Don’t miss Olive’s and Forest’s next adventure Wild Child: Forest’s First Day of School!

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Early one morning, Olive Regle woke up in time to see the sun rise. She climbed out of the tent at her family’s campsite and smiled as she heard the birds whistling one another awake. She bundled...


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About the author

Tara Zann; illustrated by Dan Widdowson

Tara Zann can't imagine living in a place without tall trees. Just like Forest from her chapter book series, Wild Child, she has a spirit of adventure, though she might use a zip line instead of swinging from tree to tree on a long, dangling vine. She has no official pets, but dozens of creatures tend to stop by her backyard treehouse on a regular basis.

Dan Widdowson is a children’s illustrator from Loughborough, England. He graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2014, and he has been working on children’s illustration projects ever since. Dan has a keen interest in storytelling and narrative. Some of his many clients include Simon & Schuster, Capstone, Oxford University Press, and Templar.

Tara Zann

Tara Zann

Dan Widdowson