White Bird

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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
7.0 X 10.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525645535

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About the Author

R. J. Palacio lives in New York City with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R.J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it. Her other books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, and We're All Wonders. Learn more about her at rjpalacio.com or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.

Reviews

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner

Praise for White Bird:

"At once expressive and chaste, an elusive but ideal combination." --New York Times

"A story that shows the impact of the Second World War and the rise of fascism on what had been a pastoral, fairy-tale childhood, with White Bird pulling no punches in connecting that historical moment to what's happening in the world today." --The Hollywood Reporter

"Extraordinarily powerful.... White Bird does not shrink from depicting the terror and violence of the Nazi occupation for younger readers, and respects the ability of those readers to handle strong material." --Forbes

"A must-read graphic novel that is both heart-rending and beautifully hopeful." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A story of resistance, bravery, and survival.... This compelling story is served well by the graphic novel format." --Booklist

"Sure to be popular among fans of Wonder and educators who want to connect past to present." --School Library Journal

"R.J. Palacio brings to life the nature of heroism and the real risks we face today." --Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of Mercy Suarez Changes Gears

"Rare, superb, timely, and timeless." --Mark Siegel, author of the 5 Worlds graphic novel series