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R.J. Palacio

Raquel Jaramillo published the incredible novel Wonder under the pen name R.J. Palacio in February, 2012. Having spent over 20 years as an art director and book jacket designer, she decided it was the right time to write her first novel. After worrying how her young child would react to seeing a girl with facial birth defects, she was inspired to write Wonder by Natalie Merchant’s song of the same name which details a physically handicapped person overcoming their disability.

Wonder is now being adapted into a feature film starring Room’s Jacob Tremblay. R.J. Palacio currently lives in New York with her husband, two sons and two dogs.


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R.J. Palacio Books

  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: RJP2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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  • Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: AOQEK
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
    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. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Auggie & Me is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
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  • 365 Days of Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: BVYKC
    Paperback
    August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning WONDER. 365 DAYS OF WONDER is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from WONDER's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved WONDER, and it's a book to be treasured and enjoyed again and again.
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  • Choose Kind Journal

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: BTPRP
    Paperback
    Choose kind every day with this beautiful journal, based on the global bestseller Wonder. With over 14 million copies sold worldwide, Wonder has inspired countless readers to change the way they think about others - and to Choose Kind. This beautiful journal is filled with suggestions and activities for spreading kindness: one for every day of the year. With quotes from the book and questions that are fun and insightful, this journal is the perfect gift for Wonder fans and for any person who is looking to be a little kinder.
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  • Penguin Readers Level 3: Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: BZKXQ
    Paperback
    August Pullman has been home-schooled all his life. Now he is starting fifth grade at a New York City middle school. He doesn't want to draw attention to himself, but that isn't easy when he looks like he does. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Wonder, a Level 3 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing first conditional, past continuous and present perfect simple for general experience. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
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  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: BRAKY
    Hardback
    Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds - Guardian Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant - Observer Jodi Picoult for beginners - Irish Times Wonder was first published in 2012. Since then it has become a critically acclaimed, multi-million global bestseller, and been transformed into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Its simple message of asking children and adults to #ChooseKind has sparked a global movement, and its status as a modern classic is assured. This beautiful special edition contains the original text of Wonder, and also its companion novel, Auggie & Me, which follows the stories of Julian, Charlotte and Christopher, and their relationships with the unforgettable Auggie Pullman.
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  • Wonder Journal

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: AOHCK
    Paperback 9 years +
    This is a beautiful journal for use throughout the year, packed with quotes, inspiration and words of wisdom from the much-loved, bestselling and award-winning novel Wonder.
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  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: AFSKU
    Paperback
    'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, "Wonder" is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
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