The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

eBook - 2016
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Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
ISBN: 9780316382021
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Oct 26, 2020

It was interesting and exiting at the beginning but the last part was so sad that I almost cried. It was heartwarming and fun. It was the best story that I read . I love it.

Aug 16, 2020

I read this aloud to my 3.5 and 5.5 yr olds and they loved it! The whole family got swept up in the characters and the story and we couldn't wait to read the sequel!

Jul 26, 2020

The pictures were cool. I liked it all.

My 8yo boy LOVED this book. We read aloud as a family nightly, always to the tune of "one more chapter!" Great pace, sweet story, likable cast of characters. Highly recommend.

IndyPL_AmyF Mar 19, 2020

The Wild Robot would make a great read aloud for the whole family! Peter Brown manages to successfully bring many elements together with a mix of nature (some good STEM related stuff) and science fiction. It is ultimately a page turning adventure story about adaptation, caring, courage, loyalty and friendship - for now and the future.

Mar 13, 2020

Our entire family fell in love with Roz the robot. She emulates not only the reasonableness we strive for as humans, but also the kindness and love that makes reason humane. This book dips into so many deep important themes, but does so in a way that is fun and compelling for all ages.

Feb 10, 2020

I thought this book was not a series, but it turns out it has a sequel. The ending makes me really want to read the next book. By Charlie, 7

Nov 04, 2019

What a cute story! I was skeptical about the idea of a main character being a robot, but I think Peter Brown pulled it off very well. It was refreshing to read how Roz learned from the wild animals and became part of the island's ecosystem, where most "stranded on an island" stories consist of the main characters changing the island to better suit their needs. It was funny how Roz made decisions and worked out problems, another originality that made the robot theme effective. I think that because Roz adopted a young goose to care for, the story has undertones that relate to racism or acceptance, since it outlined the struggles that one may face when they adopt a new way of life in another place. Overall, I thought The Wild Robot was a great story with an important message for young children who are still learning how the world works. I thought it was impossible to make a robot relatable, but after reading through this book, I stand corrected. -@outdoorsman14 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 29, 2019

A delight, and a guilty pleasure for us adults. Some film studio should snap this one up.

Nov 18, 2018

Loved this book. Very solid story. Started off a little slow for me, but I'm glad I stuck with it.

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May 28, 2017

At the beginning of the story a hurricane came and sank a cargo ship loaded with robots. Only five crates survived the hurricane. After a while they reached land, four crates broke, and one survived. Then some otters came and played a little with the broken parts, broke open the last crate, and turned on the robot inside.
Later in the story, Roz (the robot) breaks her foot and has to make another. Winter comes to the island and it is the coldest winter of all. She makes more homes for the other animals. A lodge burns down and they put it out with snow. Winter is over and spring comes again.
At the end of the story three reco's come to retrieve Roz. They are killed, but Roz is hurt. She goes to the mainland to get repairs and then come back to her home. He takes the Reco's jet to get to the mainland. They are warned that more Reco's will come to retrieve Roz and bring him to the mainland.
I am 9 years old. I thought this book should be rated a 4/5 and is for 6-15 year olds.


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