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Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggl... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780375869020
Published 14 February 2012 by Random House
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
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ISBN-13 9780375869020
ISBN-10 0375869026
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 14 February 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
School Stories
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Body & Health
Number of Pages 315
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Schools, Middle schools, Manhattan (New York, N.Y.), Self-acceptance, Abnormalities, Human
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 273683

Description of this Book

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school--until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2014 -- Winner of Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award 2014 -- Winner of Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (Grades 3-5) 2015 -- Commended for Texas Lone Star Reading List 2013 -- Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2013
NZ Review Starred Review, Booklist, February 1, 2012: <br> Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community. <br>Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2011: <br> A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. <br> Wonder is a book with such a big wide heart - it shows how we are all fragile, imperfect, and perfectly beautiful creatures. A wonderful novel by a wonder of a writer! - Julia Alvarez, author of Return to Sender, Before We Were Free, Finding Miracles, and the Tia Lola Stories <br> This really is a remarkable book! - Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestseller The Strange Case of Origami Yoda <br> August Pullman reminds us of what true beauty is. - Paul Hankins, Goodreads <br> Do I recommend Wonder ? Yes, very much!! It's an eye opener for any age. -

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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. Learn more about R.J. Palacio and the world of Wonder at wonderthebook.com.

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