August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to enter fifth 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 crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power. “Wonder is a book with such a big, wide heart— it shows how we are all fragile, imperfect, and perfectly beautiful creatures. A wonderful novel by a wonder of a writer!” — Julia Alvarez, author of Return to Sender, Before We Were Free, Finding Miracles, and the Tía Lola Stories
Run time: 8 hours
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R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her husband, their two sons, and a black dog named Bear. Wonder is her first novel.
Nick Podehl has been named a 'Best Voice' by AudioFile magazine in 2010 and 2011. He has narrated many young adult, fantasy and romance titles, several of which have won awards, and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions and independent films.
Kate Rudd was born and raised in coastal West Michigan. Her lifelong love of storytelling led to a career in acting and vocal performance. Her audiobook narrations cover young adult, romance and fantasy titles, including Celine Kiernan's Moorehawke Trilogy. Kate's work can be seen in several feature films and at www.KateRudd.com.