The Wild Robot (Hardcover)
Five hundred crates of robots are lost at sea during a hurricane; five wash ashore an uninhabited island but only one remains intact. “Roz,” Rozzum Unit 714, accidentally activated by curious otters, comes to life, and because she has been programmed to learn, begins to adapt to her new surroundings. At first rejected by the animal population, Roz slowly gains their trust, adopts an orphaned gosling, and becomes a valuable part of the island community. Unbeknownst to Roz, others are searching for her, threatening her island way of life. Sure to prompt discussion about the environment, technology, and community, Peter Brown’s simple illustrations and measured paced text combine for a perfect read-aloud or book club choice for middle grade readers.— Jennifer
Can a robot survive in the wilderness?
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 comes 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.
About the Author
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.