A hero for WondLa

by DiTerlizzi, Tony.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD DiTERLIZZI Tony
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
Call Number  juv CD DiTERLIZZI Tony
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The bloom falls off of the rosy ending to The Search for WondLa (2010) in this second book of DiTerlizzi's trilogy. Hope for Eva Nine came in the form of a boy pilot and the first other human she's ever met who claims he will take her home. Home turns out to be the perfectly harmonious city of New Attica, sheltered from the rest of Orbona (aka Earth, way in the future after the planet got ruined and then colonized by aliens). But as with any utopia, there's a dark flip side to the idylls of New Attica, and its leader has grander, more nefarious plans in store. Packed with lavish, two-toned artwork (essential to visualizing the fullness of this bizarre world), the book also makes use of a webcam to draw readers into a unique online experience. DiTerlizzi's fascinating, if bloated, swizzle of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and Brave New World makes a few significant leaps forward here, especially in its treatment of a young girl weathering disillusionment while trying to find her place in a truly unknowable world, but it leaves enough unanswered questions in its pocket for the finale. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: If the buzz around this middle installment from the best-selling author and illustrator wasn't already loud enough, news of a major movie in the works should crank up the volume.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The sequel to DiTerlizzi's The Search for WondLa finds 12-year-old Eva Nine and her alien companion Rovender Kitt in the human city of New Attica. At first, this seems like the culmination of Eva's quest: raised by a robot in an underground sanctuary, she had been searching for humans like herself. But in New Attica, Eva begins to notice that her human peers have ulterior motives and hidden motivations. Narrator Teri Hatcher's performance of the book's dialogue is exceptional: she breathes life into each of the characters, differentiating them with distinct voices and vocal mannerisms. However, when she reads expository or descriptive passages, her voice becomes stilted. And this contrast will likely prove jarring to listeners-especially ones immersed in the story by the narrator's fine rendering of the characters. Ages 10-up. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (May) (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 Science fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2012
Edition Unabridged, [Recorded Books ed.].
Contributors Hatcher, Teri, narrator.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Simon and Schuster, inc.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Teri Hatcher.
Audience 9 years and up.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Title from container.
Recording originally produced by Simon & Schuster, Inc., p2012.
In container (17 cm.).
"The Search for WondLa series"--Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781464033384
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