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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Peter Brown (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"This strong debut middle grade novel...is a first purchase for most middle grade collections." (School Library Journal)
"Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel." (Booklist)
"While the end to Roz's benign and wildlife is startling and violent, Brown leaves Roz and her companions - and readers - with hope. Thought-provoking and charming." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Warm Hearted, Positronic Woman

I DON'T EAT ANYTHING, INCLUDING PARENTS
I, a 58 year old truck driver, loved this. I have always liked most things Robot, especially Asimov's, The Positronic Man. 500 robots are in crates on a ship, which goes down in the ocean. One crate makes it to an island, in which no humans live. Seals open up the crate and the robot is born, not knowing what a human is. What results is a great loving story in which the animals accept this robot.

YOU KNOW HOW THEY ARE AT THIS AGE
The robot becomes a parent to a goose. The story teaches about co-operation through storytelling not through speeches. It touches on several life issues without dwelling on them or boring the reader. This is always entertaining.

40 of 41 people found this review helpful

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Good until the end

The story takes a little while to get going but once it starts moving it is excellent until the very end. This story teaches so much to the listener (i.e. patience, caring, friendships) but I do not understand adding in the machine guns and hunting at the end. Isn't there already enough violence in the world for our young listeners. Very disappointed that Mr. Brown felt he had to go this way at the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Thoroughly delightful

This is a wonderful book and a wonderful performance. My son (8 years old) and I enjoyed it immensely .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, not a long book, but the storyline goes at a good pace, and I fell in love with all the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Vivid storytelling, great characters

Have you listened to any of Kate Atwater’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she was great

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yep, was totally worried about how the book was going to end, deeply invested in the characters

Any additional comments?

Beautiful story beautifully read

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Audio The Wild Robot

What a simple but delightful story! I listened to it ahead of reading it aloud to my 3 rd graders. The performance was good and the reader allowed the story to shine through rather than "over acting" the story as some audio books tend towards. Definitely a book I'm excited to share with my 3rd graders!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

I liked the fact that all the animals helped The Wild Robot in the end.
I wondered if there will be another robot on the island when Roz gets back like she planned! I thought that in the end, when Roz was fighting Rico 1, she was going to win. But when it was a tied fight, and Roz had to go home, I almost cried.

-Aidan😋

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Best book

This book is the 2 best book Next to PAX. It is about a fox :-)

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I cried

This is the best book I've ever heard. I even cried at the end.i rate it 1000000000000000000000 stars.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Humanity of A Robot in the Company of Animals

My 7 year old son read this book and loved it. he wanted me to read it too. I wasn't thrilled at the prospect, but did so. I didn't get into it right away, but I found myself loving the characters and rooting for them. I laughed, gasped, and it made me cry. I can't wait to talk with my son about his thoughts on this book. His favorite character was Bright Beak, Chit Chat, and then Roz. I loved Roz and how much of a mother she became o Bright Beak and all of the other animals. The narration and production was wonderful. There was a smidge too much music and background sounds for my preference, but it was great! I'm looking forward to The Wild Robot Escapes in March 2018.

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Loved this book!

My three kids (9,7, and 5) and I listened to this book and loved it so much. Great story and story telling!