The Search For Wondla

The Search For Wondla

  • Publish Date: 2010-09-21
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasuresa scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, WondLa. Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional childrens literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a childs wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzis vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nines world. Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: Tony DiTerlizzi's fantastically imaginative new middle grade novel, The Search for WondLa, combines old-fashioned storytelling with a highly original twist. Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive 12-year old, who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by a robot named Muthr. Eva's great desire is to go aboveground, and her wish comes true, though not as she had imagined. On the surface, Eva goes in search of other humans--she has never met one--and soon meets both friend and foe. DiTerlizzis gorgeous black and white illustrations enhance the cinematic quality of his writing, and the book includes augmented reality maps where readers can follow Eva and her friends's travels in 3D. A surprising conclusion to this action-packed story of friendship and belonging will leave readers clamoring for more. --Seira Wilson


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