The Wild Kid by Harry Mazer

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Sammy and Kevin depend on each other for friendship and survival. Yet, Sammy longs to go home, and he's got a plan that just might save him and his friend. Mazer explores the delicate bond between two misfit kids living on their own.
 

About Harry Mazer

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Harry Mazer is the author of many books for young readers, including "My Brother Abe", A" Boy at War, ""A Boy No More", "Heroes Don't Run, ""The Wild Kid"; and "Snow Bound". His books have won numerous honors, including the "Horn Book" Honor List and the ALA Best Books for Young Adults citations. He is the recipient of the ALAN Award. Harry Mazer lives in Montpelier, Vermont.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 112 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When 12-year-old Sammy, who has Down’s syndrome, gets lost (while he chases after his stolen bike and its rider, he climbs on the back of a truck and winds up miles from home), he encounters Kevin, a runaway who has been living on his own in the forest.

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The Dog in the Freezer) captures the thoughts and emotions--and occasionally profound insights--of someone whom most people, including the boy's own family, discount for being ""retarded."" Made to stay outside because he insulted his mother's boyfriend, ""uncle"" Carl, Sammy takes off on his bik...

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