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    Wonder (Hardback) By (author) R. J. Palacio

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    Description`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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    Title
    Wonder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. J. Palacio
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 509 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780370332284
    ISBN 10: 0370332288
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF019000
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YXF
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039140
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/SELFES
    BISAC V2.8: JNF053000, JUV000000
    Ingram Theme: CHAR/SELFES
    DC23: 813.6
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    BIC subject category V2: YFXF
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YXD
    Illustrations note
    B+W chapter heads t/o
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Books
    Imprint name
    Bodley Head Children's Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 ... no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year" The Times "What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry" -- Malorie Blackman "Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" -- Laura Dockrill Observer "It wreaks emotional havoc ... There is a message running through the book ... To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" -- Suzy Feay Independent "This is a wonderful book and I couldn't recommend it more highly ... What fantastic stuff" Katy Moran
    Back cover copy
    Don't judge a boy by his face.
    Flap copy
    My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Narrated by Auggie and the people are around him whose lives he touches forever, WONDER is an funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.