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Wall-E meets Hatchet in this new middle-grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Peter Brown.

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown’s middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • * "[Peter] Brown's picture books are consistent bestsellers and critically acclaimed. Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel. Booklist, starred review
  • “Brown has written a lively tale that is sure to engage young readers.”

    New York Times

  • Roz may not feel emotions, but young readers certainly will as this tender, captivating tale unfolds. The Washington Post
  • * "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 review
  • * "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 review
  • * "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 review
  • Roz is not easy to forget. The Horn Book
  • “Roz may not feel emotions, but young readers certainly will as this tender, captivating tale unfolds.”

    Washington Post

  • “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: the main character is a robot…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 review)

  • “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 review)

  • “A WALL-E-esque tale of wilderness survival and friendship…Brown’s first attempt at writing for an older audience is a success…his illustrations should certainly enhance the story. Readers will take a shine to Roz, and an open ending leaves room for more robot adventures.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A sophisticated robot—with the capacity to use senses of sight, hearing, and smell—is washed to shore on an island…Thought-provoking and charming.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Roz is not easy to forget.”

    Horn Book

  • “Narrator Kate Atwater maintains Roz’s robotic voice throughout the book, but as Roz slowly earns membership in the island’s animal community…her machinelike voice gains warmth and friendliness…The listener will…ponder the nature of humans, the implications of artificial intelligence, and the meaning of being wild. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of a 2016 Parents' Choice Silver Honor
  • A 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Selection
  • A 2016 Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far Selection for Children's Books
  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016, Middle-Grade
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