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Wonder

Wonder

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-years-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing 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 aren't stared ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780552565974
Published 1 September 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.

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ISBN-13 9780552565974
ISBN-10 0552565970
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Corgi Childrens
Publication Date 1 September 2014
International Publication Date 3 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Palacio, R. J.
Category Award Winning
School Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Interest Age 10-14 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 224g
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 287990

Description of this Book

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse'. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-years-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing 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 aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, 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 a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to 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 Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2013. -- Winner of Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2013. -- Commended for Berkshire Book Award 2013. -- Shortlisted for Hampshire Book Award 2015. -- Shortlisted for Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2014.
NZ Review What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry -- Malorie Blackman 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. Telling the story of August, a schoolboy born with an unspecified facial deformity, it is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year The Times 20120114 Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant -- Laura Dockrill Observer 20120129 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 -- Suzi Feay Independent 20120212 I am terrifically jealous of everybody that gets to read Wonder for the first time. Every page is honest, brave and delightful. The most sparkly book I've come across for whiles -- Laura Dockrill
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

R. J. Palacio lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold 5 million copies worldwide.

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