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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (910 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony DiTerlizzi Narrator: Teri Hatcher Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The WondLa Trilogy Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781442348820
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The highly anticipated new novel in the New York Times bestselling The Search for WondLa series.

Before the end of The Search for WondLa, Eva Nine had never seen another human, but after a human boy named Hailey rescues her along with her companions, she couldn’t be happier. Eva thinks she has everything she’s ever dreamed of, especially when Hailey brings her and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony.
     But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going on—and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona. 
     Introducing a host of remarkable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, A Hero for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book—of the future. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An irresistible adventure. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!” 

    Rick Riordan

  • “Inventive…should please fans of the first volume.” 

    Kirkus Reviews 

  • “This installment in the series is as well written as the first and will leave readers wanting to know what happens to all those fighting to save their world. With complete descriptions of scenery, creatures, flora, and cities, DiTerlizzi has created a world that is easy for readers to step into. A strong recommendation for anyone who has read the first volume and motivation for others to start the series.”

    Library Journal 

  • “In this much-anticipated sequel to The Search for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi answers many of the lingering questions with futuristic world-building and confident storytelling.” 

    Shelf Awareness 

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia Powell | 2/18/2014

    " A Hero for WondLa by Tony Ditterlizzy is an action packed adventure for people who love Sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure. This book is best for anybody 9 and up probably. I would defiantly reccomend this book because the author uses such great words and you just get sucked in. Throughout the book you grow a strong bond with the main character Eva Nine, because she is so relateable. I couldn't get enough of the first book, so that is why I decided to read the second one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci Haley | 2/16/2014

    " This was even better than the first! I got into this one immediately and it was incredibly fast-paced. I wanted to keep reading just to see how it would all end up! As with the last book, the drawings were a great bonus. And the way it ended has left me wanting the next book in the series very soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Bruce | 2/8/2014

    " Interesting, original sequel. Sometimes the pacing seemed a bit off. Like, there was a super action-y bit that came up from out of nowhere and read just kind of...slow? I dunno. And sometimes I got mixed up on who characters were. It was worth the confusion for the AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS though. I dig it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirsten | 2/7/2014

    " I wanted to love this as much as the first, but this was just a total mess. Didn't care, couldn't finish it. *sigh* So sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.F. Sanborn | 2/2/2014

    " Even better than the first! I eagerly await book 3. DiTerlizzi has imagined a fascinating world that feels like a Jim Henson fantasy rolled into a Star Wars ideology. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Clement | 1/24/2014

    " The book was just as well-written as the first one, but I found the plot a little more formulaic. It seemed to be trying to force in way too much action when a little more description would have worked well. Finally (and sorry if this is a spoiler), the lack of an ending really bothered me. I didn't want to get that far into the story just to be left hanging and waiting for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wally | 1/22/2014

    " not very far in. Rather suspense ful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim McGee | 1/17/2014

    " It is a rare thing when the second book wows me the way the first book did but I am happy to say that I am still madly in love with WondLa! Eva Nine and friends old and new have made their way on the ship Bijou to the human colony of New Attica with hopes that Eva will find her WondLa and feel at home. Not to spoil the story I will just say that all is not what she hoped for and Eva continues with guidance from the wise Rovender Kitt ,an alien who is all heart, to search for truth and justice in a world that doesn't always make sense. This wonderful blend of The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars will have kids ripping through the book in one sitting just as they have with Harry Potter or The Lightning Thief. The big difference with WondLa is that there are life lessons between the pages- some of which are learning to fight for what and who you believe in, growing up is not easy and families have to deal with issues too. To help us along Tony Diterlizzi has included his glorious illustrations and symbols when activated by your webcam further illustrate the journey. Eva Nine grows a tremendous amount in this book making this the perfect family read. Strap on your omnipods and get ready for an exciting journey on an alien planet just mind the sand-swipers! This book will be out on May 8th, 2012 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena T. | 1/14/2014

    " I have not read this book but I shall "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 1/12/2014

    " Fantastic fantasy. Enjoyed every illustration and brilliant portion of the book. Cannot wait for the 3rd book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira Yeversky | 10/30/2013

    " As full of glorious illustrations as the first book. The plot was slightly predictable in some places, but overall a good read. Now begins the wait for the next book in the series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inoli | 8/24/2013

    " I want book 3 and I can't even find an expected publication year or any reference to it at all - except its being called a trilogy on his website. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 8/17/2013

    " This wonderful story continues, delivering more answers for Eva and growing into a tale of the rise and fall of civilizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 5/9/2013

    " Just terrific. But I really want to find out what happens next in Eva Nine's continuing adventures. The ending leaves you wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Puddister | 3/29/2013

    " Kind of awkward middle volume "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 7/4/2012

    " The pictures are blue this time. I miss the green ink. It was more organic looking. "

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About the Author
Author Tony DiTerlizziTony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.
About the Narrator

Teri Hatcher is the winner of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for best actress in a comedy for her portrayal of Susan Mayer on the hit TV show Desperate Housewives. The Emmy–nominated actress also starred as Lois Lane in the TV series Lois & Clark, and has appeared in many feature films, including Spy Kids, Tomorrow Never Dies, Soapdish, and Two Days in the Valley. A California native, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Emerson Rose.