Wonder

Wonder

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By (author) R J Palacio

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  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Format: Hardback | 315 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 218mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0375969020
  • ISBN 13: 9780375969027
  • Sales rank: 439,291

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The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers now also includes the bestselling short story "The Julian Chapter." "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. " August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy." In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder "From the Hardcover edition."

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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.

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A School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012 A Publishers Weekly Best of Children's Books 2012 A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012 A Booklist Best of Children's Books 2012 ""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 Slate.com, October 10, 2012: ""Wonder" is the best kids' book of the year." Entertainment Weekly, February 17, 2012, "The Top 10 Things We Love This Week: " "In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." The New York Times, April 8, 2012: "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." The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2012: "What makes R.J. Palacio's debut novel so remarkable, and so lovely, is the uncommon generosity with which she tells Auggie's story...The result is a beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." The Huffington Post, March 1, 2012: "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." January 2013: "I think every mother and father would be better for having read it. Auggie's parents -- who are never named in the book, and don't even get to narrate a chapter of their own -- are powerful examples not only of how to shelter and strengthen a child with heartbreaking facial anomalies, but also