The Wild Robot (Paperback)

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This is not your average robot book. This robot book is also about: animals, what it means to be human, the environment, community-building, creating a family, and - most importantly - finding a home. Brown intersperses his text with his signature graphic illustrations, and his short chapters pack powerful punches while lending themselves well to reading aloud. Readers young and old will find themselves desperate for more robot Roz when this book ends. 

— From Niki

Description


Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

About the Author


Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.

Praise For…


A New York Times bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller
A USA Today bestseller



* "[A] stellar sequel... Warmth and gentleness court through the novel, even as dangers emerge."—Booklist, starred review

* "Science fiction meets fantasy in this delightful sequel that gives readers a unique look into what technology could someday have in store. A must-buy for any middle grade collection."—School Library Journal, starred review

"Provocatively contemplative."—Kirkus Reviews

"Thought-provoking....Raises poignant quandaries about the nature of love and selfhood."—Publishers Weekly

"Fans of the first book will be happy to see Roz returned to her true wildness."—The Bulletin


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316382007
ISBN-10: 0316382000
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: The Wild Robot