The Wild Book (El libro salvaje) (Film)

The hunt for a wild slippery book that keeps a secret only for the eyes of the one who finds it.

Juan is a 13-year-old boy who lives with his younger sister, and his parents. After their divorce, the mother sends Juan to spend two weeks at his uncle’s Tito mansion, to help him clear his mind and deal with the changes.

Uncle Tito is a special man, who lives with his three cats and Eufrosia, the housekeeper, in a big house full of books. When Juan arrives at the mansion, he discovers he is a princeps reader: a specific type of reader who is adored by the books, and by whom the books are looking forward to being read.

However, there is a book that doesn´t allow anyone to read it: The Wild Book. So, Uncle Tito gives Juan the mission to find it and see if his skill as princeps reader allows him to read it, so he can discover the secrets the book hides.

In this adventure, Juan meets his first love: Catalina, a girl with whom he will join forces to lay all kinds of traps to capture The Wild Book, so they can catch it. None of them will succeed.

Eventually, Juan, thanks to the help of his sister, will catch the book and will discover that its pages are completely blank. Little by little, he will see in the pages how the beginning of this same story will start to appear, telling the adventures of little Juan and his uncle Tito, up to future events like the marriage between Juan and Catalina, or the frequent visits from Juan to uncle Tito.

RELEVANT DATA: The Wild book is one of the most well-known and appreciated books by Juan Villoro. A moving and original story, which has been very successful among critics and audience.

From children to adults, everyone can enjoy the plot of this story.

The Wild Book has been translated into English, French, German, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese and Italian, among others. Over one million copies have been sold in Mexico.

Juan Villoro is one of the most emblematic authors in Hispanic contemporary literature. His work has been a complete commercial success. He was also awarded several times, highlighting LIBER award 2019, Premio Iberoamericano de Narrativa Manuel Rojas, Premio Iberoamericano de Letras José Donoso, Premio Herralde and Premio Mazatlán de Literatura.


What the critics have said:

“A wonderful book, one of those you cannot stop reading until you finish” –

“A story no one can miss” – Amazon.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: In development for Film format.

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: French, German, Portuguese, Italian, English.