In 1763 Gévaudan was in the grip of a terrible nightmare. A mysterious beast was killing women, children and old people, ripping out their throats.
One person who claimed to have seen the beast says it must have been an ape or a werewolf.
Another says it had a mouth like a lion's.
Who could you believe?
Then the king himself dispatched his greatest wolf-hunter and his soldiers to destroy the monster.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 1988, reissued in 2002.
Editor : Hachette
The author :
José Féron Romano first practices music before devoting himself to literature.
Having become a writer, he publishes many books for adults and teenagers: novels, short stories, tales and legends, documents, biographies and has been leading writing workshops for over twenty years. He also directed the 'Signes de vie' collection of Jasmin editions. His works have been translated in many countries including Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.
An activist for humanitarian organizations - including Amnesty International - he is the author of books that testify to his commitment.