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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J G PAL (Text) 33500013158464 New Checked out 12/26/2020
Rothsay LINK Site J G PAL (Text) 33500013158456 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780241397244 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 024139970X
  • ISBN: 9780241399705
  • ISBN: 0525645543
  • ISBN: 9780525645542
  • ISBN: 0525645535
  • ISBN: 9780525645535
  • Physical Description: 220 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Chiefly illustrations.
"A Wonder story."
Summary, etc.: Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Palacio adds another layer to the Wonder universe with this graphic novel debut. Julian calls his grandmother, Sara, to interview her for a class project. What follows is a story of resistance, bravery, and survival, beginning in unoccupied France, during Hitler's rise. While her non-observant, affluent Jewish family is safe for some time, it isn't long before Sara's mother disappears and Jewish students are taken from the school. She escapes the roundup by hiding in the school and is discovered by Julian, an ostracized classmate badly disabled by a childhood bout of polio. Julian hides Sara in a barn near his house, where his family keeps her safe until the end of the war. It is this friend whom her grandson Julian is named for. This compelling story is served well by the graphic novel format; muted background colors and an emphasis on facial expressions center the emotional intensity of the story. The author effectively ties atrocities of WWII to current political issues, ending with a declaration of "Never Again." Supplemental information includes a glossary, photographs, and further reading suggestions. Grades 6-9. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

R. J. Palacio lives in New York City 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 perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it. Her other books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, and We're All Wonders. Learn more about her at or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.

Subject: Grandmothers Juvenile fiction
Jews Juvenile fiction
Survival Juvenile fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Juvenile fiction
Graphic novels
Grandmothers Fiction
Jews Fiction
Survival Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
Graphic novels
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage)
Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
Graphic novels
Genre: Graphic novels.
Children's stories -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Juvenile works.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
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