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About the AuthorR. 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.
Author 1R J Palacio
FormatPaperback
Editorial ReviewNot only a companion to Wonder, but a wonder in itself. "Kirkus Reviews"starred review" Praise for 365 DAYS OF WONDER: Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews Not only a companion to "Wonder, " but a wonder in itself. Praise for WONDER: #1"New York Times"bestseller ASchool Library JournalBest of Children's Books 2012 APublishers WeeklyBest of Children's Books 2012 AKirkus ReviewsBest of Children's Books 2012 ABooklistBest 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, 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 of how to be a loving advocate to any kid." The London Times, "The Top 100 People to Watch in 2012: " "The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio [and] is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"and then some." "Full of heart, full of truth, "Wonder"is a book about seeing the beauty that's all around us.I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman." -Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of"When You Reach Me ""It is the deceptive simplicity andhonesty of the work that make"Wonder"so memorable.Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human...This book is beautiful." -Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery award-winning author of"Bud, Not Buddy" "A beautiful story of kindness and courage.There are many real and well-developed characters, and they each have their shining moments. Of course, Auggie shines the brightest." -Clare Vanderpool, Newbery award-winning author of"Moon Over Manifest" ""Wonder"isa beautifully told story about heartache, love, and the value of human life. One comes away from it wanting to be a better person." -Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery honor-winning author of"Lily's Crossing"and"Pictures of Hollis Woods" ""Wonder"is a shining jewel ofa storythatcannot help but encouragereadersof all ages to do better, to be better, in how they treat others in life.I'm totally in love with this novel." -Trudy Ludwig, anti-bullying advocate and author of"My Secret Bully," "Confessions of a Former Bully," "Better Than You," and"Just Kidding" Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 20, 2012: Few first novels pack more of a punch: it's a rare story with the power to open eyes--and hearts--to what it's like to be singled out for a difference you can't control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd. Starred Review, Booklist, February 1, 2012: Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community. Starred Review, School Library Journal, February 1, 2012: "Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters...A well-written, thought-provoking book."" "Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2011: A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. "
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages400
Publication Date27/08/2015
PublisherCorgi Childrens