Wonder (Compact Disc)

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Wonder By R. J. Palacio, Diana Steele (Read by), Nick Podehl (Read by) Cover Image
By R. J. Palacio, Diana Steele (Read by), Nick Podehl (Read by)
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Wonder is an amazing, tearful, and uplifting story from start to finish that is, well, wonderful! It tells the story of Auggie Pullman, who was born with a severe facial deformity. He is about to enter the fifth grade, and for the first time will be going to public school after being homeschooled. Told not only through Auggie's eyes, but through the eyes of those around him, it is at times funny, at times emotional, but always fantastic. I strongly recommend that anyone starting something new, from middle school to college to a new job, read Wonder before beginning. A potent reminder of the power of kindness, R.J. Palacio's derbut novel simply screams out to be read again and again!

— Thomas

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“This is one of the most uplifting stories to come along in a while. Fifth-grader Auggie is a normal kid, except that he has been homeschooled till now because of a facial deformity that he has had since birth. This is a story of acceptance -- a story about going beyond the surface to get to know someone. Great family and classmate relationships ring true and make this a story that can make you both laugh and cry, and one you will never forget.”
— Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

Description


Kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

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

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Wonder is the best kids' book of the year, said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind

Product Details
ISBN: 9781480586352
ISBN-10: 1480586358
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Language: English