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A Hero for WondLa
Contributor(s): DiTerlizzi, Tony
ISBN: 1416983120     ISBN-13: 9781416983125
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Published: May 2012
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Annotation: Raised underground by a robot, 12-year-old Eva Nine finally discovers all she ever wanted in the human colony of New Attica, but something sinister is going on there and unless Eva and her friends can stop it, the lives of everything and everyone on planet Orbona may be in danger.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Human-alien encounters; Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology); Juvenile fiction.
Girls; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011037031
Lexile Measure: 690
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Search for WondLa
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.50" W x 2.00" (1.55 lbs) 445 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 151511
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q56686
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Tony DiTerlizzi is the author of The Search for WondLa. He is also the co-creator and illustrator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and the author and illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure as well as the Zena Sutherland Award–winning Ted. His brilliantly cinematic version of Mary Howitt’s classic The Spider and The Fly earned Tony his second Zena Sutherland Award and also received a Caldecott Honor. Tony’s art has also graced the covers of such well-known fantasy writers as Peter S. Beagle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Greg Bear. His first chapter book, Kenny & the Dragon, debuted as a New York Times bestseller. He lives with his wife Angela and their daughter in Western Massachusetts and Jupiter, Florida. Visit Tony online at

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
Having been raised in isolation by a robot on a futuristic Earth, Eva Nine (The Search for WondLa) now journeys to a human city. Her discoveries about her origins avoid clear heroes and villains and let readers make their own determinations. As in the first volume, several of the blue-and-gray-hued illustrations serve as keys to an interactive game on the series' website.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 June)

Gr 4–7—Picking up where The Search for Wondla (S & S, 2010) ended, Eva Nine, along with her close alien friend Rovender, is on her way to a human city for the first time. She is torn between suspicion of the young pilot named Hailey, who has come to transport her, and wanting to feel as if she belongs among "her people." Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Eva's excitement at being part of a community is soon replaced by dread as she realizes that the mastermind behind the city, Cadmus, is not a benevolent father figure, but a controlling dictator who wants to destroy the alien populations and reclaim the Earth for human inhabitants. She quickly realizes that the human city is more of a trap than a home and she is marked for bigger things. With the help of a newfound sister, she rescues her friends from evil science experiments and sets off to warn the rest of the world. Sacrifices are made and Eva Nine goes through her own transformation, finding out what it means to have family and perhaps where she truly belongs. This installment in the series is as well written as the first and will leave readers wanting to know what happens to all those fighting to save their world. With complete descriptions of scenery, creatures, flora, and cities, DiTerlizzi has created a world that is easy for readers to step into. A strong recommendation for anyone who has read the first volume and motivation for others to start the series.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

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