Wonderland: A Novel

$8.38

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wish; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!

From Barbara O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog.

Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Her flighty mother has uprooted them again to another new home and taken a job as a housekeeper for the Tully family. Mavis wants this home to be permanent—which means finding herself a best friend.

Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn’t been himself since his dog died. Rose may have to break a few of her mother’s many rules to help Mr. Duffy—and find someone who really understands her.

Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort—and doesn’t know where to look for them.

When Mavis and Rose hatch a scheme to find Mr. Duffy a new dog, their lives and Henry’s intersect—and they all come to find friendship in places they never expected.

Languages

English

Page Count

284 pages

Publication Date

28 August 2018

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 3 reviews

  • michele

    Great Read
    A gift for a 9 year old girl and she absolutely loved the characters and the adventure.

    December 8, 2021
  • Norine McLennan

    good story
    Perfect for the horse lovers

    December 8, 2021
  • シマリス

    冒険に出るには理由がある!
    この二人の少女には、生活にも風貌にも性格にも共通点はありません。でも、不思議。。。二人はだんだん仲良くなり、そして、ある日、お腹を空かした犬を助けようと相談します。犬を助けたら、実は、大好きな門番のおじいさんを助けることにもなります。もともと冒険好きではなかった少女が、決然と自転車に乗って行動を開始するシーンは圧巻です。勇気がもともとあったわけじゃない。正義感がもともとあったわけじゃない。そういうものはあとから、ついてくるんですね。まずは、仲良しの門番のおじいちゃんの笑顔が見たかった。それだけでした。そういう冒険の理由っていいと思います。

    December 8, 2021

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