The Wild Robot

By BROWN, Peter

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ISBN
9780316381994 9780316382014
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2016  |  Middle Grade

Gr 3–5—The crate containing ROZZUM unit 7134 wasn't meant to be shipwrecked on an island. Roz is baffled by the wildness of the environment, but her robot brain is programmed to learn and master tasks. She camouflages herself as clumps of seaweed, meadow flowers, and fallen logs to quietly observe and learn from the flora and fauna. Scared of the unknown, the animals initially think she's a monster and run in terror. But Roz rescues a goose egg and reaches out to the animal community for help. Roz and the animals fall into a happy routine, but that bliss is broke...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

When five shipping crates from a doomed ship crash ashore on a deserted island, only one of them -- containing our robot protagonist -- is lucky enough to survive undamaged. ROZZUM unit 7134 quickly switches herself on, announces that "you may call me Roz," and begins this unlikeliest of Robinsonades. Luckily, Roz has been designed to teach herself and thus gradually acclimates herself to life in the wild among the island's creatures, who themselves must adjust to her. While Brown is h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Robot ROZZUM unit 7134--"Roz"--crashes ashore a deserted island. She gradually acclimates herself to life in the wild among the i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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