A gloriously illustrated story of a robot's adventures in the wild!
Peter Brown is an author and illustrator of children's books. His
titles include New York Times bestsellers The Wild Robot, The
Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes
Wild. Peter has earned numerous honors for his books, including a
Caldecott Honor, a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, a New
York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and six New York Times
Peter lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Peter on Twitter @itspeterbrown
A boldly original and beguiling wild adventure.
*Piers Torday, author of THE LAST WILD*
An engaging tale that explores many important themes. We can only hope that Roz serves as the template for all future robots. Peter Brown's illustrations are as marvellous as ever!
*Coralie Bickford-Smith, author of THE FOX AND THE STAR*
The Wild Robot has all the pathos and grace of The Iron Giant or a Studio Ghibli animation. It is nonetheless its own thing, a delicate, touching tale of survival, friendship and family.
A strikingly illustrated novel... a beautiful story in so many ways, with a lot of depth about what it means to be a parent, to be part of a community, to be different, to make mistakes, to care for others and to overcome others' distrust.
This is such an odd, original, thought-provoking and heartwarming tale. The book is a meditation on what it is to be human and, at the same time, an incredibly fun adventure. Readers will lose their heart to Roz and it's a truly gripping read. The illustrations are also enigmatic and beautiful. This is really a perfect children's book that stays with you long after finishing; a modern-day classic in the making.
A heartfelt story for ages six-plus about how even the oddest of us can find friends - we need Peter Brown to tell his fellow Americans how what seems strange and threatening can turn into love and joy.
A moving and captivating tale about friendship and emotion, it is also beautifully illustrated by the author.
Robot sentience meets maternal love in the renowned author-illustrator Peter Brown's first foray into writing for older children, The Wild Robot (Piccadilly). Reminiscent of Ted Hughes's novel The Iron Man, with some of the curious, timeless quality of William Steig's Abel's Island.
*Times Literary Supplement*