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.

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Synopsis

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.

Reviews

'The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi, about young Eva Nine and her search for other humans on the planet Orbona, is perhaps the strongest of the three books mentioned here, with passages that are reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke. The book's Web site, at wondla.com, is the main stage for something called WondLa-Vision, a tailored version of what is generically called augmented reality, the practice of superimposing data over photographic or video images (think of Terminator-vision, with its tracking targets and data streams.) WondLa-Vision works in concert with your PC's webcam. There are three illustrations spread throughout the book that can be recognized by WondLa-Vision. If you hold any of these up to your webcam while at the site, you will unlock an online map of Orbona (different images open different parts of the map.) Books, movies and video games will all contribute to this new form of storytelling, and I would not be surprised if it happens to children's and young adult literature first. We may scoff at so much gimmickry, but what adults call gimmickry kids call something else: awesome.' New York Times Book Review

'The illustrations, also created by the author, are a marvel in themselves...Young readers will have no difficulty in relating to Eva. The only problem will be containing one's patience for the next book.' The Bookbag

'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...' Tatty's Treasure Chest

'Particularly interesting is the way Muthr grows just as much as Eva - maybe more - during the story, as her assumptions are challenged and she's forced to allow Eva to take risks and truly grow up.' SFX Magazine

'One neat touch is that the flora and fauna of the world Eva explores appear to be based on microscopic organisms. Also noteworthy are DiTerlizzi's full-page illustrations, clean-lined and impressive in their use of stippling and spot colour.' Financial Times

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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Format

Paperback
496 pages

Author

Tony Diterlizzi
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Author's Website

diterlizzi.com/home/

Publisher

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

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9780857073006

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