The Book. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, . "Full of heart, full of truth, Wonder is a book about seeing the beauty that's all. Wonder is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, Several spin-offs, including the calendar book Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts and Auggie and Me have been published. A film. Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty. Read Common Sense Media's Wonder review, age rating, and parents guide.

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Wonder. R.J. Palacio. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial Random House Children's Books supports the First 5/8/ Wonder Amendment and. Wonder book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probab. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING BOOK!!! Please disregard all reviews less than 5 stars! This book should be required reading for every human being who lives on the.

In addition, he also has a severe facial deformity that stops strangers in their tracks, so all the usual perils of the fifth grade take on even more heightened stakes. Not all kids are nice. Some kids behave one way in front of adults and another way in front of kids. Some adults are downright cruel. And how can you not love a boy who understands that sometimes his mom might need his precious teddy bear more than he does? Not entirely random side note: view spoiler [In my former life, I worked in movie publicity. Because it turned out the boy was in the advanced stages of an incurable illness and was not expected to live much longer. It made me so terribly ashamed that I had doubted the story. Understandable, yes, but I knew that the letter could easily have been overlooked in the hustle and bustle of the business—and it scared me to think that something that so important might have been lost because of other things that mattered so much less. In this case, I made sure this boy and his family got the VIP treatment, including a ton of swag and a very memorable evening. He was absolutely incandescent that night, and his parents told me afterwards that it was one of the happiest experiences in his young life. But I was so grateful to have had that brief contact, and to have helped bring a tiny bit of joy into his last months.

In addition, he also has a severe facial deformity that stops strangers in their tracks, so all the usual perils of the fifth grade take on even more heightened stakes. Not all kids are nice.

Some kids behave one way in front of adults and another way in front of kids. Some adults are downright cruel.

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And how can you not love a boy who understands that sometimes his mom might need his precious teddy bear more than he does? Not entirely random side note: view spoiler [In my former life, I worked in movie publicity. Because it turned out the boy was in the advanced stages of an incurable illness and was not expected to live much longer.

It made me so terribly ashamed that I had doubted the story.

Understandable, yes, but I knew that the letter could easily have been overlooked in the hustle and bustle of the business—and it scared me to think that something that so important might have been lost because of other things that mattered so much less. In this case, I made sure this boy and his family got the VIP treatment, including a ton of swag and a very memorable evening.

In the end, Auggie has a successful year at school, and even makes the Honor Roll. Auggie might have an extraordinary face, but he's a regular kid, and that makes him relatable, in spite of his challenges. Palacio also shifts her point of view, telling the story through the eyes of characters other than Auggie.

The power of the book likes in how Palacio creates such a normal, relatable character from a boy living with such an extraordinary physical affliction.

R.J. Palacio Brings Her 'Wonder' Message to Younger Readers

Even though "Wonder" is recommended for children ages 8 through 12, the book's themes of identity, bullying, and acceptance make it interesting reading for a wide audience as well. About R. Palacio An art director by profession, R.

Palacio first thought of the idea for "Wonder" when she and her children were on vacation. Her children reacted badly, which got Palacio thinking about the girl and what she goes through on a daily basis. Palacio also thought about how she could have better taught her children to respond to situations like this.

The book inspired Random House to start an anti-bullying campaign, called Choose Kind , with a site where people can share their experiences and sign a pledge to stamp out bullying. There you can also download an excellent Educator Guide for Wonder to use at home, or with a community grouop.

Books of Wonder

This book is neither a prequel nor a sequel to "Wonder"—in fact, Palacio has made it clear that she does not plan to ever write either. Instead, this book is meant as a companion for those who have already read "Wonder" and want to extend the experience by learning more about Auggie's impact on the people around him.

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