The Search for WondLa by Tony Diterlizzi

The Search for WondLa

Written by Tony Diterlizzi

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Creator of the best-selling Spiderwick series, Tony Diterlizzi has created a hugely imaginative world in which twelve year old Eva Nine sets out on a seemingly impossible quest with just a small picture with the word ‘WONDLA’ on it to guide her. Eva has never seen another human in all of her life. Now, travelling through a wondrous landscape she meets a host of unlikely characters as she searches for home and family. It’s a touching story and the imaginary world is brilliantly envisaged in words and additional pictorial material. Fans of the Spiderwick Chronicles will devour it as will anyone with a penchant for fantasy storytelling. This author is one of the best.


The Search for WondLa by Tony Diterlizzi

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word WondLa . Tony DiTerlizzi honours 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.

About the Author

Tony Diterlizzi

Tony Diterlizzi is co-creator of the international bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. He has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including Ted, G is for 1 Gzonk and the critically acclaimed The Spider and the Fly, which won the Caldecott Honor. Kenny and the Dragon is his first novel. Tony lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, with his wife, Angela, and their baby daughter, Sophia.

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496 pages


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2010




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