The search for WondLa

by DiTerlizzi, Tony.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD DiTerlizzi
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection j CD DiTerlizzi
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  j CD DiTerlizzi
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD DiTerlizzi
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  j CD DiTerlizzi
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Audio Juv CDB Dit (9-CDs)
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  Juv CDB Dit (9-CDs)
When her underground home is violently destroyed, twelve-year-old Eva Nine is forced to the decimated surface and undertakes a search for any remaining civilization.
Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi's New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic.

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: 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eva Nine has lived all her 12 years in an underground bunker, tended by a robot named Muthr and entirely unaware of the world outside. She finally gets her chance to see that world when she flees a fierce hunter beast looking to capture her for display in his Queen's museum. Drawing on classic otherworlds from Oz to Tatooine, DiTerlizzi imagines a dizzying array of fantastical creatures: walking, bird-chomping trees; enormous hopping water bears; and terrible, stabbing praying-mantis thingies, to name a few. The story mostly involves Eva coming face-to-face with them much as the reader does, with complete unfamiliarity and wonderment. DiTerlizzi packs the book full of handsome, dual-toned artwork that will help readers visualize some of the more complicated imagery, and a companion Web site makes use of a computer's webcam and augmented reality technology to create one of the niftier online experiences in the growing ranks of multiplatform books. Readers paying attention won't be too shocked by the final twist, but there are still plenty of unanswered questions for the next book.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Spiderwick Chronicles coauthor DiTerlizzi introduces 12-year-old Eva Nine, who lives centuries in the future and is trying to discover whether she is the last human being on an alien world, in this series launch. After a hunter forces her out of Sanctuary-where she's been raised by a robot, Muthr-she finds a hostile world like nothing she has learned about or trained for. She makes friends, including a wanderer named Rovender and a telepathic "water horse" she calls Otto, but also finds unexpected enemies. While there is less imaginative variety than in the Spiderwick books, and the world does not seem as fully envisioned, there is still wonder aplenty in this tense, chase-filled journey to engage young readers, plus twists for adult fans of Twilight Zone-styled stories. The bond between Eva and her friends is well drawn, and Otto, happily, is more than just a human in alien form. DiTerlizzi's evocative, detailed pen illustrations (not all seen by PW), which have a retro Star Wars vibe, and interactive maps online, unlocked via Augmented Reality, contribute to a sense of adventure as Eva dives into the unknown. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The WondLa trilogy
#1 - The Search for WondLa
#2 - A Hero for WondLa
#3 - The Battle for WondLa
Subjects Human-alien encounters -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Hatcher, Teri.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Teri Hatcher.
Audience Ten and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Family Listening"--Container.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781442334281
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