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Wonder

Wonder
 

WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780370332291
Barcode 9780370332291
Published 17 August 2012 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
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ISBN-13 9780370332291
ISBN-10 0370332296
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication Date 17 August 2012
International Publication Date 14 February 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Disability & Illness
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 389g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 239266

Description of this Book

WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, WONDER is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Berkshire Book Award 2013 (UK) -- Short-listed for Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2014 (UK) -- Short-listed for Golden Dragon Hong Kong Award 2014 (UK) -- Short-listed for Hampshire Book Award 2015 (UK) -- Long-listed for UKLA Book Award 2012 (UK)
NZ Review What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry -- Malorie Blackman 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 A story of intense action and intense introspection ... a beautifully told lesson in empathy that requires that the reader find sympathy for each of the principle actors in the story. Palacio is a wonderful storyteller and her characters are bright, well-rounded and intensely likeable. Wonder is a beautiful book that is full of sorrow and triumph, emotional without being manipulative - highly recommended -- Cory Doctorow boingboing.net Wonder by R. J. Palacio is the tremendously moving story of young Auggie, who was born with a rare syndrome resulting in a severe facial disfigurement. Throughout his life he is ignored, avoided, laughed at, called names and physically bullied. All this sounds very bleak, but Auggie and his family are so delightful, and there are individual acts of kindness that ultimately make Wonder an uplifting, hopeful and important book -- Clare Poole The Bookseller 20111209 Can I just say right now that I loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio? I want EVERYONE to read it. (That's right, I shouted!) In fact, if it were out right now I'd be buying copies to give to other people to read. I loved it, it was so sweet and real. It's sad, funny, inspiring, infuriating, eye opening and awesome! It's hard for me to express just how much I loved this book. It's an eye opener for any age Attack of the Book

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Author's Bio

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.

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