Wonder

  • Filename: wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781448119141
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: R J Palacio
  • Publisher: Random House



Soon to be a major film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. 'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

Wonder

  • Filename: wonder.
  • ISBN: 9783125781771
  • Release Date: 2015-06-15
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Raquel J. Palacio
  • Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH



"My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse". Auggie Pullman beginnt bald die fünfte Klasse an der Beecher Prep School, und als 'der Neue' wird er es dort nicht leicht haben. Doch Auggie ist ein ganz gewöhnliches Kind mit einem außergewöhnlichen Gesicht. Kann er seine Klassenkameraden davon überzeugen, dass er genau wie sie ist, obwohl er so anders aussieht?

Wonder

  • Filename: wonder.
  • ISBN: 0375873066
  • Release Date: 2015-06
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: R. J. Palacio
  • Publisher: Yearling Books



August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school--until now. He's about to start 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 written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters,Wonderis accessible to readers of all levels.

The Wonder

  • Filename: the-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781509818419
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.

State of Wonder

  • Filename: state-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781408826157
  • Release Date: 2012-05-10
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ann Patchett
  • Publisher: A&C Black



LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate. A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anders' colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anders's wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friend's steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Marina is no longer the student, but only time will tell if she has learnt enough.

365 Days of Wonder Mr Browne s Precepts

  • Filename: 365-days-of-wonder-mr-browne-s-precepts.
  • ISBN: 9780553509038
  • Release Date: 2014-08-26
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: R. J. Palacio
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers



WONDER IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement—and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. In Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after Wonder ends. Mr. Browne's essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each day of the year—drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills. There’s something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho—and over 100 readers of Wonder who sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts. From the Hardcover edition.

The Age of Wonder

  • Filename: the-age-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 0307378322
  • Release Date: 2009-07-14
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • Publisher: Vintage



The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

I Wonder

  • Filename: i-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781940051024
  • Release Date: 2013-10-17
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Annaka Harris
  • Publisher: Four Elephants Press



“I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence “I Wonder captures the beauty of life and the mystery of our world, sweeping child and adult into a powerful journey of discovery. Magnificent!”—Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! I Wonder is a book that celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity in children, as the foundation for all learning.

Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories

  • Filename: auggie-me-three-wonder-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781448197286
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: R J Palacio
  • Publisher: Random House



WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Published previously as digital shorts entitled THE JULIAN CHAPTER, PLUTO and SHINGALING, this collection is a thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

Everywhere Wonder

  • Filename: everywhere-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781250153418
  • Release Date: 2017-02-07
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Matthew Swanson
  • Publisher: Imprint



In this heartfelt picture book, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy—who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon—and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share. Everywhere, Wonder explores the wonder in the world, while encouraging young minds to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, and creatively share their stories with others. “Open your eyes and open your window and let your story out into the world. It is a little gift from you to me.” An Imprint Book

Devices of Wonder

  • Filename: devices-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 0892365900
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Publisher: Getty Publications



Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

A Place for Wonder

  • Filename: a-place-for-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781571104328
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Georgia Heard
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers



In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

Time of Wonder

  • Filename: time-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 1435208382
  • Release Date: 2007-06-28
  • Number of pages: 63
  • Author: Robert McCloskey
  • Publisher:



Follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.

Wonder Science

  • Filename: wonder-science.
  • ISBN: 0801489180
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 366
  • Author: Mary B. Campbell
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press



During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds—geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery and conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science. The response to incredible overseas encounters and to the profound technological, religious, economic, and intellectual changes occurring in Europe was one of nearly overwhelming wonder, expressed in a rich variety of texts. In the need to manage this wonder, to harness this imaginative overabundance, Mary Baine Campbell finds both the sensational beauty of early scientific works and the beginnings of the divergence of the sciences—particularly geography, astronomy, and anthropology—from the writing of fiction.Campbell's learned and brilliantly perceptive new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographies, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions. Among the authors she discusses are André Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Campbell's emphasis is on developments in England and France, but she considers works in languages other than English or French which were well known in the polyglot book culture of the time. With over thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography.

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