The wild robot

by Brown, Peter, 1979-

Format: Large Print 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Children's Large Print Books j FICTION Brown CL10793
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j FICTION Brown CL10793
A New York Times BestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerAn ALA Notable Book for ChildrenA School Library Journal Best of the Year PickA Kirkus Best Children's of the Year PickCan 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.Grades 3-7 |Age 8-12 |Lexile 740
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In the wake of a hurricane, a crate washes up on an island's shore, where some curious otters tug it open, accidentally pressing a button as they do so. A shiny, new robot ROZZUM unit 7134 whirs to life. What follows is not a flash-bang robot adventure but a WALL-E-esque tale of wilderness survival and friendship. Roz is clearly not built for life in the wild, but she uses her ability to learn from her surroundings to adapt. By observing the island's animals (who initially think she is a monster), she learns to camouflage herself and eventually speak their language. When she adopts an orphaned gosling, the island's animals finally warm to her. Although there is much about the story that charms, Brown doesn't gloss over the harsher aspects of life in the wild animals hunt each other and die of exposure but a logic-driven robot provides the perfect way to objectively observe nature's order. One day a ship arrives, shattering the island's peace and activating Roz's survival instincts and with good reason. Brown's first attempt at writing for an older audience is a success, and though this Caldecott honoree's final artwork was not seen, his illustrations should certainly enhance the story. Readers will take a shine to Roz, and an open ending leaves room for more robot adventures. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Brown's picture books are consistent best-sellers and critically acclaimed. Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Brown's middle-grade debut, an uplifting story about an unexpected visitor whose arrival disrupts the animal inhabitants of a rocky island, has a contemporary twist: the main character is a robot. A hurricane deposits Roz (short for ROZZUM unit 7134) on the island, where she is accidentally activated by a group of sea otters, who are terrified by the shiny monster awakening before their eyes. At first, Roz struggles to survive in an environment where she is treated as a frightening intruder, but after she adopts an abandoned gosling, she slowly becomes part of the island community, learning animal language and taking on motherhood and a leadership role. Brown (Mr. Tiger Goes Wild) convincingly builds a growing sense of cooperation among the animals and Roz as she blossoms in the wild. The allegory of otherness is clear but never heavy-handed, and Roz has just enough human attributes to make her sympathetic while retaining her robot characteristics. Brown wisely eschews a happy ending in favor of an open-ended one that supports the tone of a story that's simultaneously unsentimental and saturated with feeling. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
#1 - The Wild robot
#2 - The Wild robot escapes
Subjects Robots -- Juvenile fiction.
Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Islands -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Robots -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :Thorndike Press,2019
Language English
Description 286 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432859893
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