By: Peter Brown
Location: FIC BRO
Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy yarn!
The illustrations in this books are just gorgeous...
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....
book author/illustrator Peter Brown gifts us with The Wild Robot: a
spare, haunting tale of figuring out the roots of your humanity, and
trying to reconcile what you learn with the reality of the life you are
living. It's a story of family and community; of learning what
loneliness is and how to fight it; of growing together and coming apart;
of the interaction between the human world and the natural world. It's a
story of sacrifice and overcoming fear of the unknown and different; of
changing for both the ones you love and for yourself (and knowing when
not to, knowing when you are enough). It's a story that has resonated
with me every day since I finished it." Melissa