Wonder

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 200 ratings

Wonder Publisher's Summary

A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's number-one New York Times best seller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin.

Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid 0 but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a number-one New York Times best seller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" - indeed, every listener will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind

Number-one New York Times best seller

USA Today best seller

Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Washington Post Best Kids' Book

"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Rich and memorable." (The New York Times)

"A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." (Wall Street Journal)

Full content copyright: R. J. Palacio. "Beautiful" by Linda Perry. ©2002 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Stuck In The Throat Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Space Oddity” Words and Music by David Bowie ©1969 (Renewed) Onward Music Ltd., London, England. TRO-Essex Music International, Inc., New York, controls all publication rights for the U.S.A. and Canada. International Copyright Secured. Made in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance for Profit. Used by Permission. “The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side,” written by Stephin Merritt and performed by the Magnetic Fields, ©1999 by Stephin Merritt. Published by Gay and Loud Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. “Wonder” written by Natalie Merchant ©1995 Indian Love Bride Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

©2012 R. J. Palacio (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Wonder

    • Written by: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

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    • Terrible choice of performer

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-28

    Price: CDN$ 25.05

  • Book 1.5-1.7

    • Auggie & Me

    • Three Wonder Stories
    • Written by: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

    Price: CDN$ 25.05

  • Book 1.5

    • The Julian Chapter

    • A Wonder Story
    • Written by: R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    Price: CDN$ 13.88

  • Book 1.6

    • Pluto

    • A Wonder Story
    • Written by: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good--like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

    Price: CDN$ 13.88

  • Book 1.7

    • Shingaling

    • A Wonder Story
    • Written by: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Taylor Ann Krahn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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    A story about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "welcome" buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time.

    Price: CDN$ 14.10