Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and fell in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now a major motion picture—starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts—the novel continues to sweep the nation.
Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer Wonder, further supporting young readers’ decoding, fluency, and comprehension.
WONDER by R. J. Palacio
978-1-4104-5741-7 | $23.99 U.S. | Hardcover
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that‚ up until now‚ 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 kid — but his classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view‚ but soon many perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy‚ compassion‚ and acceptance.
- #1 New York Times Bestseller
- A Publishers Weekly‚ School Library Journal‚ Kirkus‚ and Booklist Best of Children’s Books
- Included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
- Inspired the Choose Kind Movement
“Few first novels pack more of a punch: it’s a rare story with the power to open eyes — and hearts — to what it’s like to be singled out for a difference you can’t control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd.”
“Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community.”
“Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters . . . A well-written, thought-provoking book.“
—School Library Journal
“A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder.”