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Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016.
June 2012 Debut of the Month.
Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page. This is a wonderful debut from a storyteller with a great future if this book is anything to go by and her characters are intensely likeable.
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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. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, Wonder follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Author:||R. J. Palacio|
|Publisher:||Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
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.More About R. J. Palacio