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Wonder (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Palacio, R. J.

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.

ISBN 9780857521231
Barcode 9780857521231
Published 15 June 2012 by Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780857521231
ISBN-10 0857521233
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 Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 398g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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 (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. From the Hardcover edition.

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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 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 iso

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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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