The Search for WondLa

The Search for WondLa

Book - 2010
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When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures--a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2010.
ISBN: 9781416983101
Branch Call Number: J FIC DiTer cf 33164004281817 jf 20.00 jfic 274719 cpy 1 aurora
Characteristics: 477 p. : col. ill., col. map.


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Eva has sent all her 12 years living underground in Sanctuary with only her robot, Muthr for company. Forced above ground, Eva must cope in the outside world. The book contains illustrations that, when held up to a computer webcam, open up an amazing interactive website.

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Feb 15, 2019

Loved the pictures!

Jul 17, 2017

Amazing. Absolutely. I can't even begin describing how wonderful the artwork is, and the story itself is ten times better. Wow.

Jun 29, 2016

One of my friends recommended this book to me and I love it. The whole series is amazing, fascinating and full of Adventure. The artwork is really cool. This is really one of the best books ever and if you haven't read this book I highly recommend it.

May 30, 2016

It's a really great book. Try it!

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Tony DiTerlizzi has created yet another fascinating world for readers to explore in The Search for Wondla. This world is filled with monstrous creatures that wander aimlessly like a walking forest, others that lurk under sand and dirt waiting patiently for lunch to come along. There are robots of all sizes and plants that eat birds and little girls if given the chance. It's a world teeming with life and excitement and danger. This is the world that Eva Nine is tossed into after the destruction of her enclosed, protected underground habitat. Eva Nine is the only human as far as she knows. She lives with a robot caretaker who feeds and educates her and keeps her safe until the day the marauder comes hunting for unique specimens for a museum of oddities. Eva Nine is definitely odd as the only human around.
Once she's out in the wide and wild world she and her robot discover that all the information they had about surviving on the surface of the earth seems to be completely wrong. With the help of some of the nicer (sort of) creatures Eva takes a journey of discovery that takes her places she never dreamed of in search of others like herself.
True to form DiTerlizzi has given his readers a page turning, nonstop action story full of unique and often terrifying characters and places. It is a book that was brought to my attention by six different kids who thought it was the best book ever and said I had to read it. They were right! It also has an online component (requiring a webcam) that is pretty cool and adds dimensions to the story that the book doesn't have. Jump in and hang on!

Jul 10, 2014

I love this book because it is so interesting and kind of bored but I enjoyed it because they are hard word that I don't understand. They are sentences that are hard to read. After that I enjoyed it

Jun 01, 2014

I love this series. it is an awesome story about Eva's journey to find a home and a family. I just got done reading the first two again and their just as good. the third one came out this year.

May 26, 2014

I love this book and the whole series.

KCLSKidsGenre Mar 05, 2014

When "The Search for WondLa" first came out I missed it but it was strongly recommended to me by three different kids. And then they checked back to see if I'd read it yet! It's wonderfully unique in its characters, world and plot. The artwork that goes with it is excellent and there are computer components to it as well if you have the right hardware. Tony DiTerlizzi at his best!

Jun 29, 2013

What I most liked about this book was the amazing illustrations that where throughout the whole book, as an artist i really appreciate them. the book had a really good story line- a girl on a strange world searching for other humans. some parts i just got bored because it was too dragged out. but overall i think its a pretty good read. and i would recommend it:)

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May 30, 2016

I'm dead,or couldn't you tell? I'm gone. Deceased. No more. Deeeaaaaad!

-Eva Nine
Tony DiTerlizzi

Jul 10, 2014

" He is moving away," Muthr said in her calm voice as she studied the radar on the Omnipod


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May 30, 2016

Eva!s home is destroyed. She and muthr, her robot guardian, and Rovender journey together to escape form the huntsman, and find another human.


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Jul 10, 2014

Other: They are some hard words that people might not know

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