The Wild Robot (Hardcover)
"This is Brown’s middle grade debut and he doesn’t disappoint. Roz is a robot who awakens on an island with no idea of who she is or how she landed in this bewildering environment. As this wonderful heroine finds a way to survive among her encounters with strange creatures, she learns how to adapt as well as the meaning of compassion,
acceptance, and family. A heart warming and charming tale for young and old alike, Brown provides us all with the opportunity for thought provoking discussion across generations. Read it alone, read it with others, and read it again! Peter Brown has been
awarded the Caldecott Honor Award, the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award, and, The Children’s Choice Book Award for Best Illustrator of the Year. (The Children’s Choice is the only book award voted on by children themselves!)"
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.