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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241574621
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

Wonder





A beautiful 10th anniversary illustrated edition of Wonder, the unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling novel.

A stunning illustrated edition featuring original colour artwork by Tad Carpenter, the artist behind Wonder's iconic cover, which celebrates ten years of this bestselling global phenomenon.
'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a facial difference, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

A funny, frank and astonishingly moving novel to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page, this special anniversary edition also features an afterword from the author on ten years of Wonder.

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241574621
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

R J Palacio

R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March 2012, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories,365 Days of Wonder, We're All Wonders, and White Bird: A Wonder Story. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Learn more about her at www.wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @rjpalacio.

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Praise for Wonder

Thoughtful but never preachy. A great book

Sophie Kinsella

Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant

Observer

What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry

Malorie Blackman

The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio, a New York graphic designer whose debut novel, Wonder, is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some . . . It is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year

The Times

It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that

Independent

When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should

Financial Times

A children's book that's making grown men cry

Observer

Awesome . . . So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing

Glamour

I am terrifically jealous of everybody that gets to read Wonder for the first time. Every page is honest, brave and delightful. The most sparkly book I've come across for whiles

Laura Dockrill

It's one of those rare books with almost universal appeal: it will make you laugh, cry and break your heart

The Bookseller

Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds

Guardian

An amazing book . . . I absolutely loved it. I cried my eyes out

Tom Fletcher

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