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Wonder

Wonder
 

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old Auggie Pullman 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 s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780857521132
Published 15 June 2012 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback, Adult edition
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Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
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ISBN-13 9780857521132
ISBN-10 0857521136
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 15 June 2012
International Publication Date 7 June 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Adult edition
Edition Adult edition
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 511g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, 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 Winner of Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2013 -- Winner of Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2013 -- Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013
NZ Review The breakout sensation of 2012... Wonder is destined to go the way of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time... dark, funny, touching. No Tube carriage will be without a copy this year The Times Emotionally rewarding... funny, touching, honest Daily Mail Gripping - I'd really recommend it to anybody. It's a young adult book book about a little boy who's born with a disfigured face, written from his point of view... charming, brutal and brilliant Observer I'd defy anyone not to well up when he cries: Why do I have to be so ugly, Mommy? , and as for the climax, 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 Independent Tremendously uplifting and a novel of all-too-rare power Sunday Express

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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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