Wonder

Wonder

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ISBN: 9780375869020
Grades: 4-8

Product Description:

Wonder is the story of a young boy born with a severe facial deformity. He is small for his age, but cognitively he is bright and clever. Auggie's parents had been homeschooling him, but decide it is time for him to go to middle school. They choose Beecher Prep in NYC. The story follows his experience in school: experiencing stares in the halls, his family's and his teachers' worries, making friends, etc. Auggie is not ordinary. His life has been dictated by his face and how others see him. As the other students learn to see past the surface, they love Auggie for his humor and courage. By R.J. Palacio. 313 pgs. ~ Sara

Publisher Description:

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 kidbut his new classmates cant get past Auggies extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggies point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one communitys struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

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Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
4
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780375869020
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Alfred A. Knopf
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.75" x 1.06"
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I've been wanting to read this book with my son to teach empathy. Looked like a fun summer project!
Amy R on Jun 2, 2020
have a nephew with cleft lip
jessica c on Nov 2, 2017
I've been wanting to read this book with my son to teach empathy. Looked like a fun summer project!
Amy R on Jun 2, 2020
It was on our school list (private school)
AC P on Jul 24, 2018
have a nephew with cleft lip
jessica c on Nov 2, 2017
personal reading
Lisa B on Aug 25, 2017
Granddaughter chose for a birthday gift
Lee Ann F on Jun 18, 2017
It was on our school list (private school)
AC P on Jul 24, 2018
personal reading
Lisa B on Aug 25, 2017
is this hardcover?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is a hardcover book.
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This is good book. It teaches you how to understand other people’s perspectives!
April 25, 2020
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