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Wonder

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio
Series: Wonder
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds - Guardian

Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant - Observer

Jodi Picoult for beginners - Irish Times

Wonder was first published in 2012. Since then it has become a critically acclaimed, multi-million global bestseller, and been transformed into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Its simple message of asking children and adults to #ChooseKind has sparked a global movement, and its status as a modern classic is assured.

This beautiful special edition contains the original text of Wonder, and also its companion novel, Auggie & Me, which follows the stories of Julian, Charlotte and Christopher, and their relationships with the unforgettable Auggie Pullman.

Promotion info

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.

Awards

UK Literacy Association Book Award: Ages 3-11 2012.

Winner 2012 CYBILS Award Middle Grade Fiction

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist

Reviews

What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry - Malorie Blackman

The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio, a New York graphic designer whose debut novel, Wonder, is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some. Telling the story of August, a schoolboy born with an unspecified facial deformity, it is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year. - The Times

 Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant - Laura Dockrill, Observer

It wreaks emotional havoc ... There is a message running through the book, most clearly voiced by an inspirational teacher, that if we were all a little kinder to one another the benefit would be incalculable. To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that - Suzi Feay, Independent

I am terrifically jealous of everybody that gets to read Wonder for the first time. Every page is honest, brave and delightful. The most sparkly book I've come across for whiles - Laura Dockrill

 

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780552565974
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Corgi Childrens
  • : August 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 416
  • : B+W chapter heads
  • : R. J. Palacio
  • : Paperback
  • : 113
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11