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The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER.
When Silas Bird wakes in the dead of night, he watches powerlessly as three strangers take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. But then a mysterious pony shows up at his door, and Silas knows what he has to do. So begins a perilous journey to find his father - a journey that will connect him with his past, his future, and the unknowable world around him.
PONY is destined to become a future classic.
© R.J. Palacio 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
Perfection . . . A beautiful, funny, heart-twisting wonder of a book . . . A brilliant story of love and courage
Well worth the wait . . . Palacio is a fantastic writer . . . Thrillingly told . . . A story that will take many children on the ride of their literary lives
Tremendous . . . Such a blend of adventure, thoughtfulness, magic, intelligence and deep feeling is very special and rare
R J Palacio, author of a modern classic children's book of our era, has somehow crafted what feels like an entirely different breed of classic: page-turning and heart expanding, elegiac and adventurous . . . timeless and utterly necessary to our current moment
A brilliant adventure and a heartfelt story about love and loss. Young readers will be entranced . . . A book that feels like a classic after just a few pages
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In Wonder, R. J. Palacio's life-affirming and sometimes heartbreaking story, a facially disfigured boy named August navigates his way through his first year at middle school. Read an extract from the opening chapters.