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Wonder

By R. J. Palacio

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Other Information: B+W chapter heads
Published In: UK, 01 January 2013

Product Description:

August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience--something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. “It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” From The Little Prince and R.J. Palacio’s remarkable novel, Wonder.--Seira Wilson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out because of the way he looks.

About the Author

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and has spent over three years in the UK and US bestseller charts.

Reviews

"Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds" * Guardian * "Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" * Observer * "It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" * Independent * "When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should" * Financial Times * "Awesome . . . So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing" * Glamour *

Gr 4-7-August (Auggie) Pullman considers himself just a normal ten-year-old kid. But to everyone else, he is definitely different, the tragic victim of a one-in-a-billion birth defect. After years of homeschooling, he will be attending fifth grade in a pubic school and he thinks he knows what to expect, and he's terrified. Auggie he refuses to let his facial deformity garner sympathy. The boy discovers that other people can surprise you, and that everyone is capable of defying expectations, including himself. The superb narration by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, and most especially, Diana Steele as Auggie, takes Palacio's poignant writing (Knopf, 2012) to the next level. The story is shared between Auggie and the family members and friends who surround him. Each voice adds another layer to what is, at heart, a simple tale about kindness. Listeners will discover both the humor and the heartache of being different, and how one person can truly touch many lives.- Michaela Schied, Indian River Middle School, Philadelphia, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

EAN: 9780552565974
ISBN: 0552565970
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2 centimeters (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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