by Hector Malot
Nobody's Boy, published in France under the title Sans Famille, has become justly famous as one of the supreme juvenile stories of the world. In the midst of its early popularity, it was crowned by the academy as one of the masterpieces of French literature.
Nobody's Boy is a human document of child experiences that is fascinating reading for young and old. Parents, teachers, and others, who are careful to have children read inspiring books, will welcome this beautiful story of Hector Malot, as among the best for them to recommend.
Such digressions in the original as do not belong to the heart of the story have been eliminated, so that the lost boy's experiences continue as the undisturbed interest, on through to the happy conclusion.
Loyal friendship and honest conduct are the vital ideals of this story, and the heart interest is eloquent with noble character.