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Wonder

Winner of the Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2014, category Preis der Jugendlichen

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

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.

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#1 New York Times bestseller

A School Library Journal Best of Children's Books

A Publishers Weekly Best of Children's Books

A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books

A Booklist Best of Children's Books

"Wonder is essentially ... a wonder. It's well-written, engaging, and so much fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves. More than that, Wonder touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. Do yourself a favor and read this book - your life will be better for it." - Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Slate.com:
"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year."

Entertainment Weekly:
"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."

The New York Times:
"Rich and memorable...It's Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of 'Wonder,' and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill."

The Wall Street Journal :
"What makes R.J. Palacio's debut novel so remarkable, and so lovely, is the uncommon generosity with which she tells Auggie's story...The result is a beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation."

The Huffington Post:
"It's in the bigger themes that Palacio's writing shines. This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness."

"Full of heart, full of truth, Wonder is a book about seeing the beauty that's all around us. I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman."
- Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of When You Reach Me

"It is the deceptive simplicity and honesty of the work that make Wonder so memorable. Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human...This book is beautiful." - Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy

"A beautiful story of kindness and courage. There are many real and well-developed characters, and they each have their shining moments. Of course, Auggie shines the brightest." - Clare Vanderpool, Newbery award-winning author of Moon Over Manifest

"Wonder is a beautifully told story about heartache, love, and the value of human life. One comes away from it wanting to be a better person." - Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery honor-winning author of Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

"Wonder is a shining jewel of a story that cannot help but encourage readers of all ages to do better, to be better, in how they treat others in life. I'm totally in love with this novel." - Trudy Ludwig, anti-bullying advocate and author of My Secret Bully, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, and Just Kidding

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly :
"Few first novels pack more of a punch: it's a rare story with the power to open eyes--and hearts--to what it's like to be singled out for a difference you can't control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd."

Starred Review, Booklist :
"Palacio makes it feel 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."

Starred Review, School Library Journal :
"Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters...A well-written, thought-provoking book."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews :
"A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder."
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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.

Learn more about R.J. Palacio and the world of Wonder at wonderthebook.com.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Altersempfehlung 8 - 12
Erscheinungsdatum 08.07.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-553-50997-7
Reihe Knopf Books for Young Readers
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 20,8/14,1/2,5 cm
Gewicht 253 g
Verkaufsrang 282
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Elisabeth Jäckel, Thalia-Buchhandlung Riesa

This book is one of the most beautiful book, I`ve ever read. It`s a story about loyalty, tolerance and true friendship. So emotional and I think everyone should read "Wonder". This book is one of the most beautiful book, I`ve ever read. It`s a story about loyalty, tolerance and true friendship. So emotional and I think everyone should read "Wonder".

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My name's August and I'm an ordinary, extraordinary boy.
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 02.03.2018
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

My name's August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August doesn't look like other boys in his age. Since he is a Baby he has a deformed face. But althought this he is an ordinary boy. Now that he's ten years old his... My name's August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August doesn't look like other boys in his age. Since he is a Baby he has a deformed face. But althought this he is an ordinary boy. Now that he's ten years old his parents decide to let August go to a normal Middle School. But as kids are they don't treat Auggie like a normal boy. But he has good friends like Jack Will or Summer and together friends can do everything. This book is really beautiful. I cried so many times because I felt so sorry for Auggie but he is such a strong and Independent boy who goes through everything with a smile on his face. You have to read this book it's so funny sad and tells you a lot about family and friendship! You will not regret if you read it!

gutes buch
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Hameln am 11.09.2017
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

sehr gutes buch in einfach verständlichem englisch, kann ich sehr weiterempfehlen. ist was gutes für zwischendurch, da man es schnell durch hat. die geschichte wird einem sehr nahe gebracht und regt auf jeden fall zum nachdenken an

Ein Jahr mit Auggie
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 03.09.2016

Das Buch handelt von einen gewöhnlichen Jungen, der nicht gewöhnlich aussieht. Nun soll er zum ersten mal eine Schule besuchen (5.Klasse). Der Leser begleitet Auggie in diesem Jahr und erfährt auch Sichtweisen von anderen (Familie, Freunde). Das Buch ist ganz süß und die Botschaft ist schön. Dennoch finde ich... Das Buch handelt von einen gewöhnlichen Jungen, der nicht gewöhnlich aussieht. Nun soll er zum ersten mal eine Schule besuchen (5.Klasse). Der Leser begleitet Auggie in diesem Jahr und erfährt auch Sichtweisen von anderen (Familie, Freunde). Das Buch ist ganz süß und die Botschaft ist schön. Dennoch finde ich es eher für jüngere Leser geeignet, da es manchmal ziemlich einfach gehalten wird und sich vieles um Themen dreht, was Kindern in der 5. Klasse so gefällt (u.a. Star Wars).