The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

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Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, the robot's mysterious past come back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. -- from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316381994
0316381993
Branch Call Number: j BROWN 2016
Characteristics: 279 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Roz, a robot, lands on an island and changes the lives of the animals that live there. She's a robot that's all heart, despite not having one.

When Roz wakes up on an island, all the animals are terrified of her, and she's just as terrified of them.

Roz, a robot, lands on an island and changes the lives of the animals who live there. She's a robot that's all heart, despite not having one.


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reginator_22
Nov 18, 2018

Loved this book. Very solid story. Started off a little slow for me, but I'm glad I stuck with it.

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EricTheMailman
Oct 14, 2018

Oh, what a warm and lovely story.

Sure it's a kids book, aimed at the middle school years (grades 6 through 8) but don't let that deter you from reading it. Honestly, it is well written and charming. It is such a breath of fresh air.

The chapters are super small so I could dip in and out with ease but I kept finding myself reading "just one more chapter" often enough that I was swept up in it.

Roz the robot washes ashore having survived a stormy shipwreck. A pack of otters inadvertently activate her and what comes next is a delightful story of a "monster" coming to terms with existence and deciding what her place in the world should be.

Reading this as an adult, the plot is predictable. But that's not where the joy lies; it's in the details and the charm of the writing. I loved the illustrations, which were also done by Brown. This book brought back the joy of reading to me. More adult novels should be like this.

JCLHebahA Sep 17, 2018

This is one of those rare all-ages gems. Roz has to learn how to make friends and form a family, with lessons on loss and tough choices on the way. The illustrations are utterly charming and really add to the story. Would make a fabulous family read-aloud.

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bibliomum
Sep 11, 2018

An interesting story about how nature adapts.

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Polina3
Aug 13, 2018

This book is the best. Its about this robot named Roz. Roz was first in a ship with other robots and a hurricane came and the ship sank. Soon Roz was the last robot to stay in one peace. And now its time for you to finnish the story.

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prolix
Jul 20, 2018

I really enjoyed this simple story. An intriguing premise!

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The_Zookeeper
Jun 23, 2018

I fell in love with Roz and I couldn't wait for the sequel.

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readbots6
Jun 19, 2018

amazing book!! I'm 8!!! Once I got past the first chapter I just couldn't put it down! no, seriously. I read it in two days. There were soooooooo many exciting parts!!!!!! My mom started it before me and I still beat her done! when the RECO's came I got soooooo anxious!

movieangel May 17, 2018

Charming and fun, I couldn't put this book down! Brown takes the notion of being stranded on an island into an interesting realm by turning it into a story of community and acceptance. Roz the robot has so much heart.

stplchildren Aug 03, 2017

I absolutely loved this book. I wish I could hang out with Roz. This is a great family or classroom read-aloud. The seemingly simple story actually has a lot of heart and gives a lot to think about and discuss. The illustrations are charming, and so are the characters. There's adventure, a little sadness, and lots of humor. I can't wait for the sequel.

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heidi0902
May 28, 2017

At the beginning of the story a hurricane came and sank a cargo ship loaded with robots. Only five crates survived the hurricane. After a while they reached land, four crates broke, and one survived. Then some otters came and played a little with the broken parts, broke open the last crate, and turned on the robot inside.
Later in the story, Roz (the robot) breaks her foot and has to make another. Winter comes to the island and it is the coldest winter of all. She makes more homes for the other animals. A lodge burns down and they put it out with snow. Winter is over and spring comes again.
At the end of the story three reco's come to retrieve Roz. They are killed, but Roz is hurt. She goes to the mainland to get repairs and then come back to her home. He takes the Reco's jet to get to the mainland. They are warned that more Reco's will come to retrieve Roz and bring him to the mainland.
I am 9 years old. I thought this book should be rated a 4/5 and is for 6-15 year olds.

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