The Wild Robot

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this #1 New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all 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 violent 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.

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. Peter's website is

A robot in a shipping container gets knocked off course from the mail and ends up on a deserted island. Escaping her box, the robot must figure out how to survive among wild animals. The New York Times just said that the series is a "mix of tragedy and joy that define great art and also real life." This is a perfect book, and every person at any age should read it. - Recommended by Marisa

ISBN: 9780316382007

ISBN-10: 9780316382007

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 04/07/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/07/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Robots

Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories

Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.