The Boy Who Wasn't There by Hans Wilhelm
A Mystery

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



A mysterious boy who seems to come and go without warning leads lonely Sarah to the new friend which is her heart's desire.

About Hans Wilhelm

See more books from this Author
Hans Wilhelm was born in Bremen, Germany in 1945. In his early teens he wrote and illustrated several stories, bound them into little books and sent them off to publishers, but they were always rejected. After graduating from art and business schools, Wilhelm moved to Africa, where he worked for a major corporation for several years. Still very much interested in the arts, however, he wrote and illustrated stories for fun. Eventually, he gave up his job and began traveling the world in search of a different kind of life. Wilhelm traveled for three years and lived in many places in Australia, Asia and Europe. He finally came to America to publish his stories and ended up settling down in Connecticut. Since then he has written and illustrated more than one hundredand fifty books for children and adults that have been translated into many languages. They have won numerous international prizes and awards and were developed into more than 80 television shows.
Published November 1, 1993 by Scholastic Trade.
Genres: Children's Books.

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Boy Who Wasn't There

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Later, he appears in her house and takes her to a nearby cottage, where she finds a grieving mother, an ill child who recovers when she sees the puppets and the girl who brought them, and a photo of the mysterious boy--the woman's son--drowned two years ago in trying to save a friend who'd been w...

| Read Full Review of The Boy Who Wasn't There: A M...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Wilhelm's polished, classic watercolors and a stylized typeface intensify the invitingly nostalgic flavor of this tale set ``many years ago.'' On a rocky New England beach, lonely Sarah is visited by a ghost-like boy, who tells her that she will soon have a best friend.

| Read Full Review of The Boy Who Wasn't There: A M...

Rate this book!

Add Review