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Wonder (Wonder #1)
by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder (Wonder #1) by R.J. Palacio Overview

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an ex I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

R.J. Palacio

About Wonder (Wonder #1) Description

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 pe

Data Book Wonder (Wonder #1)

Original Title Wonder ISBN 0375869026 (ISBN13: 9780375869020 ) Edition Language English Series Wonder #1 Characters August Pullman, Olivia Pullman, Jackalope Will, Julian Albans, Summer Dawson setting Upper Manhattan, New York (United States) Literary Awards Josette Frank Award (2013), Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee (2013), West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Younger Readers (2013), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (2014) ...more Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury (2014), New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Children (2014), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (2013), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice for Grades 3-5 (2015), NAIBA Book of the Year for Middle Readers (2012), Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2013), Washington State Sasquatch Award Nominee (2015), Bluestem Book Award (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Middle Grade & Children's (2012), Carnegie Medal Nominee (2013), James Cook Book Award Honorable Book (2013), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2014), Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2012), Rhode Island Children’s Book Award (2014), FAB Award Nominee (2014) ...less (135)