Wildboy: The boy who walked around New Zealand

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Wildboy: The boy who walked around New Zealand
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Brando Yelavich
Illustrated by   Donella Yelavich
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 260,Width 245
CategoriesPicture books for Young Readers
Picture storybooks
True stories
ISBN 9780143772453
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 2 April 2018
NZ Release Date 2 April 2018
Publication Country New Zealand


I had a really BIG dream. I wanted to go on a MASSIVE adventure! This is the true story of Brando Yelavich, also known as Wildboy, who slept in a tent, hunted and fished for his food and came up close to seals and sharks on his 8000 km journey around the coast of New Zealand. His epic story will capture the imagination of any kid who, like Brando, longs for adventure in the great outdoors. Throughout the book readers will fall in love with the amazing scenery and enjoy spotting the New Zealand wildlife. And they'll have loads of fun finding the compass hidden on every page!

Author Biography

Brando Yelavich was born in Auckland where he spent most of his school years, slowly falling off the rails. A life-changing journey taught him much about life and gave him the foundations to grow into a successful explorer and motivational speaker. In 2015 he published a bestselling memoir, Wildboy- An Epic Trek around the Coast of New Zealand and his follow up, To the Edge and Back was published in 2017. You can follow Brando at Wildboyadventures.com Donella Yelavich is an artist and event stylist based in Waimauku, Auckland. She was very excited to be able to illustrate her first children's book relaying the story of her son's great adventure into the wild.