The Search for Wondla, Book 1

Tony Diterlizzi (Author)
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Description

Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi's New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic.

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her: She knows that other humans exist because of an item she treasures--a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa."

Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space-age adventure--one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

Product Details

Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 24, 2012
Pages
486
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.4 X 8.2 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416983118
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About the Author

Tony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at DiTerlizzi.com.

Reviews

"I was knocked out by Tony DiTerlizzi's novel... everything is described so thoroughly and fully that I felt like I was there. I think Tony's extraordinary visual sense comes though here with words. Spiderwick was amazing; this goes so much further."-"- "Joan Kindig, Associate Professor at James Madison University
"There is...wonder aplenty in this tense, chase-filled journey to engage young readers, plus twists for adult fans of Twilight Zone-styled stories. The bond between Eva and her friends is well drawn, and Otto, happily, is more than just a human in alien form. DiTerlizzi's evocative, detailed pen illustrations, which have a retro Star Wars vibe, and interactive maps online, unlocked via Augmented Reality, contribute to a sense of adventure as Eva dives into the unknown."--"Publisher's Weekly"
"Imaginative, accessible technologies combine with fanciful creatures to create perpetual wonder in this fast-moving narrative.""--BCCB"
"Reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke."--"New York Times Book Review"
* "The abundant illustrations, drawn in a flat, two-tone style, are lush and enhance readers' understanding of this unique universe...DiTerlizzi is pushing the envelope in his latest work, nearly creating a new format that combines a traditional novel with a graphic novel and with the interactivity of the computer. Yet, beneath this impressive package lies a theme readers will easily relate to: the need to belong, to connect, to figure out one's place in the world. The novel's ending is a stunning shocker that will leave kids frantically awaiting the next installment."--"School Library Journal", starred review