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A book of won­der

THE in­ter­na­tion­ally best­selling book, Won­der by R J Pala­cio is now a ma­jor movie star­ring Ju­lia Roberts and Owen Wil­son.

It’s the story of Au­gust Pull­man – a ten-year-old boy who’s des­per­ate to blend in, but is des­tined to stand out.

Born with a fa­cial ab­nor­mal­ity, Aug­gie has been home-schooled by his par­ents his whole life.

Now, for the first time, he’s be­ing sent to a real school. All he wants is to be ac­cepted. But can he con­vince his new class­mates that he’s just like them, un­der­neath it all?

Aug­gie does or­di­nary things – eats ice cream, plays on his Xbox. He feels or­di­nary – in­side. But or­di­nary kids don’t make other or­di­nary kids run away scream­ing in play­grounds. Or­di­nary kids aren’t stared at wher­ever they go. Won­der is an un­for­get­table and pow­er­ful read.

Grab hold of the spe­cial edi­tion book with ex­clu­sive be­hind-the-scenes con­tent.

See it on screen

Man­dev­ille Films / Lion­s­gate pro­duc­tion has adapted the pop­u­lar 2012 chil­dren’s novel, tak­ing the in­spir­ing and heart-warm­ing story of Au­gust Pull­man to the big screen. In his role as Aug­gie, Ja­cob Trem­ble por­trays the char­ac­ter’s joys, dis­ap­point­ments, fears and hopes in ne­go­ti­at­ing the pit­falls of school for the first time, very con­vinc­ingly. The film’s themes of com­pas­sion, ac­cep­tance and kind­ness ring loud and clear. It is now play­ing at cin­e­mas around Aus­tralia and should be added the list of things to do th­ese hol­i­days.

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