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Raquel Jaramillo

Author of Wonder

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About the Author

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer and book jacket designer. She is the author of Wonder, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts, and Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories. (Bowker Author Biography)


Works by Raquel Jaramillo

Wonder (2012) 13,498 copies
We're All Wonders (2017) 1,276 copies
White Bird: A Wonder Story (2019) 512 copies
Pony (2021) 264 copies
Shingaling a wonder story (2015) 126 copies
Pluto: A Wonder Story (1656) 92 copies
White Bird (2020) 14 copies
The Wonder Journal (2015) 12 copies
No Item Title 4 copies
Cudowny chlopak (2017) 4 copies
Somos Todos Milagres (2017) 2 copies
Bobo Glove and Book (2008) 2 copies
Nishanty 2 copies
Book 2 copies
Mucize ve Ben (2017) 1 copy
Az igazi csoda (2018) 1 copy
O Capítulo do Julian (2014) 1 copy

Associated Works

Peter Pan (1934) — Illustrator, some editions — 18,237 copies
Pardonable Lies (2005) — Cover designer, some editions — 2,283 copies
Messenger of Truth (2006) — Cover designer, some editions — 1,875 copies
An Incomplete Revenge (2008) — Cover designer, some editions — 1,738 copies
Software (1982) — Cover artist, some editions — 962 copies
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (2005) — Cover designer, some editions — 780 copies
Dave Barry's Bad Habits : A 100% Fact-Free Book (1985) — Cover designer, some editions — 733 copies
Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship (2002) — Cover designer, some editions — 301 copies
Wonder [2017 film] (2017) — Author — 181 copies
The Handiest Things in the World (1862) — Photographer — 96 copies
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributor — 94 copies
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune (1988) — Illustrator — 67 copies
Last Train to Toronto: A Canadian Rail Odyssey (1992) — Cover designer, some editions — 34 copies
The Night Before Christmas (Raquel Jaramillo) (2001) — Illustrator — 14 copies


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A wonderful story of love, challenges, courage, and learning. August is born with a genetic disorder that effects his face terribly. His parents and sister, make him top priority to help him with the many problems he faces on a daily basis. Finally, he is goes to school with other children - children are often quite cruel and he has to learn to deal with reality, but he will never be less than special even though he is not learning disabled, so this socializing has to happen. In the end it's a story of winning. Filled with humor. You will love this family.

FROM AUDIOBOOKS.COM: Wonder is a children's novel about a bright, kind, intuitive ten-year-old who has severe facial abnormalities. August Auggie Pullman was born with a rare genetic disorder. He has endured a lot in his short life, including twenty-seven surgeries and the cruelty of strangers who recoil from his unusual appearance. But nothing could quite prepare him for the challenge he must now face: his first year of middle school. Until recently, August, who lives in Manhattan, led a fairly sheltered life with his devoted parents and his fifteen-year-old sister. He's been homeschooled for his entire life, but his parents think it's time to send him out into the world. The idea frightens him.
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Gmomaj | 1,217 other reviews | Nov 29, 2023 |
EXCELLENT! written in a chid's voice.
A boy with a very deformed face starts attending a normal school. this is his thoughts and then seen through the eyes of his sister and 3 other of his friends. deals with some very big issues--how the special needs person feels when people look at him/her and quickly look away, how the sister feels about her parents giving much more time to her brother and often feeling ignored or forgotten, about how his peers feel about him. how hard it is to see past his outside appearance.… (more)
evatkaplan | 1,217 other reviews | Nov 15, 2023 |
Trigger warnings: Death of a father

Can't wait to read this, I loved Wonder, so I might like this one.
Update: 7.5/10, wow, this was a very emotional, but still very enjoyable book. The plot was very simple, but very entertaining, however the last part was very sad. The characters in this book were enjoyable, and they got along well together, I really liked Silas, Mittenwool, and the farmer whose name I forgot. Silas even experienced character development by making a connection with his horse and the other characters, becoming more courageous, and even became a father at the end, which was heartwarming.

The plot is that Silas' father was taken away, which led him to journey into the woods to try and find him, as I read more of the book, I discovered who the criminal was, though I didn't understand why he would kidnap Silas' father, maybe because of the money or his inventions? In the end, the police got the criminal and his accomplices, however Silas' father was shot, so he did find his father in the end, but it was the last time he saw him alive. The ending is bittersweet as later on I saw Silas grow up and have a family without his father. If you want a great historical book, this is for you.
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Law_Books600 | 10 other reviews | Nov 3, 2023 |



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