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The Wild Robot

Written by Peter Brown
Book #1 in the Wild Robot Series
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When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her…. Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown’s middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.

What Kind of Book is The Wild Robot

Quotes from The Wild Robot

  • “I’ll tell you what: If I could do it all over again, I’d spend more time helping others. All I’ve ever done is dig tunnels. Some of them were real beauties too, but they’re all hidden underground, where they’re no good to anyone but me.”
  • “If you stand in a forest long enough, eventually something will fall on you. And Roz had been standing in the forest long enough.”
  • “Most flocks of geese move lazily through the sky and trail off in wobbly lines. But not this one. This flock was fast. It flew in a perfect V formation. And it was lead by a small, graceful goose.”
  • “Roz had noticed that the wilder she acted, the more the animals liked her.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • How did Roz get to the island? What did she have to do to get acclimated to her new surroundings?

  • Roz had to use many skills to survive. What do you think is her best survival skill?

  • Rob and Brightbill become an unlikely family. How do they act as a traditional family? How are they untraditional? What happened to bring them together?

  • Think about Peter Brown’s use of technology in the book. Which technologies already exist, and which ones aren’t in common use?

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Who Wrote The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including <i>Children Make Terrible Pets, </i> <i>The Curious Garden</i>, and <i>The Wild Robot</i>. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for <i>Creepy Carrots!</i>, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Children’s Book award, and a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.

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