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    Wonder (Thorndike Literacy Bridge) (Hardback) By (author) R J Palacio

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    Description"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. " August Pullman was born with a facial deformity 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. 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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    Title
    Wonder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R J Palacio
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 481
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410457417
    ISBN 10: 1410457419
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4W
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/SELFES
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    Ingram Theme: CHAR/SELFES
    LC classification: PZ7.P17526 WO 2013
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    05 April 2013
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    #1 "New York Times" bestseller 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 he