The Wild Robot (Hardcover)

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We love Peter Brown's picture books (MR TIGER GOES WILD is a store favorite!), so we were super excited to hear he's brought his wit and wisdom to middle grade fiction! THE WILD ROBOT is a beautiful, uplifting story about a robot, lost in a shipwreck, who "wakes up" on an isolated, human-free island. Her only programmed directive: to help. The friendships that build between Roz and the animals, the action-filled ending, and the kid-friendly environmental themes make THE WILD ROBOT a winner in storytelling, heart, and hope.


— From April Featured Titles in the Treehouse


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 fierce 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316381994
ISBN-10: 0316381993
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Wild Robot