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Wonder

Wonder

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780375873065
Published 12 January 2016 by Yearling Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
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ISBN-13 9780375873065
ISBN-10 0375873066
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Yearling Books
Imprint Yearling Books
Publication Date 12 January 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
School Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Disability & Illness
Number of Pages 320 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 222g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wonder is essentially ... a wonder. It's well-written, engaging, and so much fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves. More than that, Wonder touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. Do yourself a favor and read this book - your life will be better for it. - Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author <br>Entertainment Weekly, February 17, 2012, The Top 10 Things We Love This Week: <br> In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for. <br>The New York Times, April 8, 2012: <br> Rich and memorable...It's Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of 'Wonder, ' and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill. <br>The Huffington Post, March 1, 2012: <br> WONDER's story is engaging - you'll find yourself rooting for August as he stumbles through a world that, by fifth grade, most kids find commonplace. He's plucky and funny and vulnerable and charming, so he's hard not to like. But it's in the bigger themes that Palacio's writing shines. This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness. <br>The London Times, The Top 100 People to Watch in 2012: <br> The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio [and] is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some. <br> Full of heart, full of truth, Wonder is a book about seeing the beauty that's all around us. I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman. <br>- Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of When You Reach Me <br> It is the deceptive simplicity and honesty of the work that make Wonder so memorable. Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human...This book isa

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Author's Bio

R. J. PALACIO lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

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