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The worldwide phenomenon Wonder showed over 13 million readers how to choose kind. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with an enthralling adventure that will show readers how to choose courage. A modern classic about a boy on a quest to rescue his father, with only a ghost as his companion and a mysterious pony as his guide.

“Magical—Pony is pure delight.” —Newbery Medal–winning author Rebecca Stead
 
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.
 
R. J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful coming-of-age story about the power of love and the ties that bind us across distance and time. With the poignant depth of War Horse and the singular voice of True Grit, this is one of those rare books poised to become an instant classic for readers of all ages.

About the Author


R. J. Palacio is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book's message inspired the Choose Kind movement and has been embraced by readers around the world, with the book published in over 50 languages. Wonder was made into a blockbuster movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Palacio’s other bestselling books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, the picture book We’re All Wonders, and the graphic novel White Bird, which is currently being filmed as a major motion picture starring Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren. Palacio lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

Praise For…


Praise for PONY:
 
“A magical story—Pony is pure delight.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me
 
“A mystery, a frontier adventure, a ghost story: Pony tells the tale of a child ‘with fire in his mind,’ and it will light a fire in yours. R. J. Palacio’s most ambitious book yet, it is as compelling as it is satisfying.” —Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor–winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale
 
“Once you open Pony, R. J. Palacio’s astonishing new novel, your life will no longer be your own. . . . An utterly absorbing, beautifully written book.” — Margot Livesey, author of Eva Moves the Furniture and The Boy in the Field
 
Praise for WONDER:

Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.” —Slate Magazine

“A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Rich and memorable. . . . It’s Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of Wonder, and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.” —The New York Times

“A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” —The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553508116
ISBN-10: 0553508113
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English