Nobody's Boy

Nobody's Boy

A compelling story in which orphaned Remi gets hired out to a traveling street entertainer when his foster parents fall on hard times. Going from village to village with its act, ‘nobody’s boy’ has numerous adventures until his boss also falls on hard times and perishes, homeless and destitute. Remi’s life includes a number of surprising twists and turns, leading to a climax and a very happy conclusion when he is reunited with his family.

Title:Nobody's Boy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    Nobody's Boy Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sans Famille = Nobody's Boy = Alone in the World, Hector MalotSans Famille is an 1878 French novel by Hector Malot. The novel was reportedly inspired by the Italian street musicians of the 19th centur...

  • Theo

    I think I read this when I was about 9. It was my very first novel. I remember telling my mum I was sick so I could stay home from school and finish it. Because it's the novel that made me fall in lov...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    This is a coming of age story of Remi Barbarin a 6-y/o Italian boy who is adopted by a poor couple when they find him abandoned in front of government building where Mr. Barbarin works. However, Mr. B...

  • Gina

    My mother read this series to us when we were very young. We didn't have a television so our nightly reading sessions were like the best possible TV series. I remember begging and crying for her not t...

  • Christopher Bunn

    Hector Malot wrote Nobody's Boy back in the 1870s. It's a very slow, dreamy story, completely lacking in the speed and cliff-hanging and spectacle that define modern writing. I suppose a lot of reader...

  • Ana

    Before the age of 10, this was my favorite book of all times. I read it about twenty times between the ages of 9 and 12, or something like that, and I cried every single damned time at it. It's imposs...

  • Emilia

    This is the wonderfully moving story of an orphan who hopes to one day find his true family. There are many interesting subplots as well about the general condition of orphan children throughout 19th ...

  • Anh

    Touchy feely. I read it as a kid and loved it. I would have rated it 5 stars if I'd been here on GRs at that time.I'd say this book is perfect for children, until they grow up and realize there's some...

  • Tatevik

    About 20 years ago my librarian gave me this book hastily without paying attention to what she was giving (someone may have just returned it) and at the same time trying to decide what to give to 2 ot...

  • WhatIReallyRead

    If you're looking for something to read in French to improve your language skills, I recommend this book.Improving my French was exactly the reason why I picked Sans Famille up. It's a children's book...