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Wonder / R.J. Palacio.

Palacio, R. J. (Author).
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  • 4 of 10 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 5 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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2 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J PAL (Text) 33500012616389 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J PAL (Text) 33500012211926 Main On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J PAL (Text) 33500012618195 Main Checked out 09/26/2019
Fertile Public Library J PAL (Text) 33500012527008 Main Checked out 10/01/2019
Moorhead Public Library J PAL (Text) 33500012681904 Main On holds shelf -
Hallock Public Library j PAL (Text) 35500005161052 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library j PAL (Text) 35500005884588 Main Checked out 09/03/2019
Roseau Public Library j PAL (Text) 35500005161060 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j PAL (Text) 35500005095060 Main Checked out 09/09/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library j PAL (Text) 35500006180630 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375869020 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0375869026 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781524720193 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780375969027 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0375969020 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 315 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 February #1
    *Starred Review* Kids' books about befriending somebody "different" could fill a library. But this debut novel rises to the top through its subtle shifting of focus to those who are "normal," thereby throwing into doubt presumptions readers may have about any of the characters. Nominally, the story is about 10-year-old August, a homeschooled boy who is about to take the plunge into a private middle school. Even 27 operations later, Auggie's face has what doctors call "anomolies"; Auggie himself calls it "my tiny, mushed-up face." He is gentle and smart, but his mere physical presence sends the lives of a dozen people into a tailspin: his sister, his old friends, the new kids he meets, their parents, the school administrators—the list goes on and on. Palacio's bold move is to leave Auggie's first-person story to follow these increasingly tangential characters. This storytelling strategy is always fraught with peril because of how readers must refresh their interest level with each new section. However, much like Ilene Cooper's similarly structured Angel in My Pocket (2011), Palacio's novel feels 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. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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 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.

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Subject: Abnormalities, Human > Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Abnormalities, Human > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
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