The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.--from the publisher
The story of the wonderful robot, Roz, continues. When we left her, she had been captured and was being taken from the island where she had discovered the wonder of our natural world and had bonded with her fellow animal islanders. Now she finds herself having been re-programmed to work on a farm.
As we meet Roz again, she is being delivered to Hilltop Farm, a dairy farm being run by a father, Mr. Shareef, and his two children. Roz will become part of the farm family working alongside the others and she quickly befriends the animals on the farm and the two children, Jaya and Jad. She shares her story with her new friends, the cows, and confides in them that she wants to get back to her adopted son, Brightbill, the goose.
How can Roz get back to her beloved gosling?
This is a story of kindness, of empathy, of the intrinsic value of our humanity and connections with the natural world around us. Roz may be a robot but she can show us how amazing it is to be a human being and all the important qualities and facets that make us unique and valuable in this world... going well beyond the simple capabilities of any machine.
288 pages 978-0316382045 Ages 8-11
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com