What is the book Wonder mostly about?

Wonder is a brutally powerful story of a 10-year-old boy named August Pullman, who has a facial anomaly. He is an ordinary kid who plays Xbox, is obsessed with Star Wars, but despite the 27 operations done for his face he will never look normal.

Is Wonder the book a true story?

R.J. Palacio’s 2012 book, “Wonder,” tells the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, a fictional boy with facial differences, and his experiences in everyday life dealing with the condition. The book was inspired by a real-life encounter Palacio had with a child who had a craniofacial disorder.

Why is the book Wonder so popular?

It is a beautiful story of kindness and how it isn’t always easy to step outside of our comfort zones, but it is so worth it. 2. Along with kindness, the book is rich with other themes such as anti-bullying and having compassion, acceptance, and empathy for others.

What age is the book Wonder for?

Even though “Wonder” is recommended for children ages 8 through 12, the book’s themes of identity, bullying, and acceptance make it interesting reading for a wide audience as well.

Why is Wonder called Wonder?

(For her part, Palacio was inspired to write Wonder after her 3-year-old son started crying at the sight of a young girl with a facial difference.)

Who wrote Wonder the book?

How old is August Pullman now?

Auggie (August) Pullman is ten years old. He loves Xbox, his dog, Daisy, and he really loves Star Wars.

Who wrought the book Wonder?

While “Wonder” isn’t based on real people, its author R.J. Palacio says she was inspired to write it by a chance encounter she had with a young girl while she was at an ice cream shop with her two sons.

How did Jacob Tremblay become Auggie?

“They had a neck piece, a face piece connected to a mechanism to make my eyes droop, contact lenses, dentures and a wig,” Tremblay told ABC News. “Wearing the prosthetic helped me to become the character.”

Is Wonder appropriate for 7 year old?

Wonder isn’t recommended for children under eight. Also, we recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-13 years, because of the movie’s themes and violence.

Is Wonder good for 12 year olds?

The movie is a PG certificate and most suitable for children over the age of 8. There is some mild swearing in the movie. Parents/carers should note that the film includes scenes of bullying that children may find upsetting.

What level book is Wonder?


Interest Level Reading Level Word Count
Grades 4 – 7 Grade K 73053

What is August Disease in Wonder?

They play out in the experiences of the movie’s main character, August “Auggie” Pullman, a 10-year-old boy born with a facial difference he refers to as mandibulofacial dystosis, more commonly known as Treacher Collins syndrome. It is a genetic disorder that most often affects the cheek bones, jaw, chin, and ears.

Is the book Wonder sad?

This moving, gripping, fast-paced, sad, happy, hilarious (I could go on for hours) book follows the story of August Pullman, an average ten year old boy with a birth defect. Auggie has never been to a real school before until he decides to join fifth grade, the first year of middle school.

What is the setting of the story Wonder?

By R.J.

The Pullman family lives in a town house in present day Upper Manhattan in New York City. Auggie’s middle school, Beecher Prep, is within walking distance from home.

Has the book Wonder won any awards?

The book was the winner of the 2014 Maine Student Book Award, Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award, the 2015 Mark Twain Award, Hawaii’s 2015 Nene Award, and the Junior Young Reader’s Choice Award for 2015. In Illinois, it won both the Bluestem and Caudill Awards in 2014.

Who does R.J. Palacio live with?

R. J. Palacio lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau).

What inspired the novel Wonder?

Palacio tells NPR’s Michele Norris that the book was inspired by a real-life encounter with her own kids six years ago. They were at an ice cream store and sat next to a little girl with a severe facial deformity. Palacio’s 3-year-old son cried in fear, so the author grabbed her kids and fled.

Does the boy in Wonder really look like that?

In his new film Wonder, the 11-year-old Vancouver actor plays Auggie, a boy born with a severe facial deformity. He’s up against major social hurdles as he embarks on his first year of public school under the judgmental eye of others. Tremblay plays the role disguised by an artificial face that was shaped from his own.

Who is the real boy from Wonder?

Nathaniel Newman, a 15-year-old boy who has the same Treacher Collins syndrome as the main character Auggie, has a story that’s just as compelling. And he has both his mom Magda and the film’s popularity — plus his own indomitable spirit — to thank for the amazing transformations in his life.

What happened to Auggie’s face in Wonder?

Auggie is the fictional boy in the children’s novel “Wonder,” which chronicles his dramatic and emotional first year at Beecher Prep. He was previously homeschooled as he underwent multiple surgeries for a rare facial condition called Treacher Collins syndrome, complicated by another syndrome.

What happened to summer’s dad Wonder?

Summer invites Auggie over to her house, where her mom is shocked to see Auggie’s face. Auggie looks at pictures of Summer’s parents and learns that she is biracial and that her father died while serving in the military.

Where did R.J. Palacio go to college?

Who is summer in Wonder?

Summer Dawson is a main character in the Wonder book and movie. She attends school at Beecher Prep where she met Auggie Pullman and became one of his first and best friends, after sitting next to him at lunch on the first day when no one else would. Summer lives with her mother, as her father passed away.

Will there be a Wonder 2?

Following up on the success of “Wonder,” Lionsgate (per Deadline) has greenlit a spinoff sequel, “White Bird: A Wonder Story,” centered on Auggie’s bully, Julian (Bryce Gheisar).

Did the actor in Wonder have Treacher Collins?

It’s the first time “Auggie” (played by Jacob Tremblay) has been to school outside of the home, because he was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare facial deformity that’s required dozens of surgeries during his first decade of life.