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Wonder

Wonder

Palacio, R. J

'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

Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
Published London: Corgi, 2013
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Details

Statement of responsibility: R.J. Palacio
ISBN: 0552565970, 9780552565974
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 2012.
Physical Description: 315 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Children with disabilities Juvenile fiction.

Author note

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.

Reviews

"Thoughtful but never preachy. A great book"||"Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant"
Observer||"What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry"||"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'sThe Curious Incident of the Dog

in the Night-Timeand then some . . . It is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year"
The Times||"It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that"
Independent

Back cover copy

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

My name is August.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

'Has the power to move hearts and change minds'Guardian

'Destined to go the way ofThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeand then some'The Times

'It wreaks emotional havoc'Independent

'Tremendously moving and a novel of all-too-rare power'Sunday Express

'Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant'Observer