Thorndike Press

The Wild Robot

  • Peter Brown
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432859897
  • ISBN-13: 9781432859893
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 286 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBound Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book for Children
A School Library Journal Best of the Year Pick
A Kirkus Best Children's of the Year Pick

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.

Grades 3-7 |Age 8-12 |Lexile 740


Customer Reviews

This strong debut middle grade novel by the acclaimed picture book author/illustrator is a first purchase for most middle grade collections.

— School Library Journal (starred)

[Peter] Brown's picture books are consistent bestsellers and critically acclaimed. Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel.

— Booklist (starred)

Brown's middle-grade debut, an uplifting story about an unexpected visitor whose arrival disrupts the animal inhabitants of a rocky island, has a contemporary twist . . . Brown wisely eschews a happy ending in favor of an open-ended one that supports the tone of a story that's simultaneously unsentimental and saturated with feeling.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

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 (starred)