Hector Malot

Nobody's Boy / Sans Famille

Hector Malot's most famous book, tells the story of an orphan, raised by a loving adoptive mother, later sold to an entertainer, traveling across the French countryside.

Nobody's Boy became immensely popular as a children's book, although Malot did not intended as such.

Also published in English as The Foundling.
294 printed pages
Have you already read it? How did you like it?


  • b8163138198shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

    My FAVORITE book so far, i cryed sooo many times to this but it was so worth it


  • Aziza Mohammedhas quotedyesterday
    Nobody's Boy" is a human document of child experiences that is fascinating reading for young and old
  • annkaragwahas quoted9 months ago
    He was an easy going man who, above all, liked peace: He never complained; if he had a remark to pass it was said in a quiet, gentle way.
  • annkaragwahas quoted9 months ago
    There were some who came and shook me by the hands with tears in their eyes, and there were others who turned away their heads. These were in mourning, and they asked themselves bitterly why this orphan child had been saved when their fathers and sons were still in the mine, ghastly corpses, drifting hither and thither in the dark waters.

On the bookshelves

  • Kasper Enevold Nielsen
    • 393
    • 6
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)