A Hero for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

68%

16 Critic Reviews

Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

The second novel in the New York Times bestselling The Search for WondLa series, from the cocreator of The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Before the end of The Search for WondLa, Eva Nine had never seen another human, but after a human boy named Hailey rescues her along with her companions, she couldn’t be happier. Eva thinks she has everything she’s ever dreamed of, especially when Hailey brings her and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony.

But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going on—and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona.

Featuring an abundance of lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout and introducing a host of remarkable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, A Hero for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book—of the future.
 

About Tony DiTerlizzi

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Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 465 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for A Hero for WondLa
All: 16 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Mar 01 2012

Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume.

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Kidz World

Below average
Reviewed by KidzWorld on Jul 09 2011

Parts of this book were exciting, while a few parts lacked intensity and sometimes seemed confusing.

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Wired

Excellent
Reviewed by Jonathan Liu on May 04 2012

If you’re looking for a wonderful sci-fi story with a strong girl protagonist, loads of crazy-looking creatures, and real emotional depth, this series is a great place to start.

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KidsReads

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah Egelman on Aug 25 2012

DiTerlizzi spends more time moving characters in and out of seemingly impossible and perilous situations than he does developing their interior lives. Still, the novel is more nuanced and emotionally rich than the first installment.

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TIME for Kids

Excellent
Reviewed by Saniya Soni on Jul 15 2012

It kept me sitting on the edge of my seat and is packed with adventure, suspense and friendship.

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SciFi Chick

Good
Reviewed by SciFiChick on May 08 2012

DiTerlizzi’s numerous illustrations are once again incredibly beautiful and vivid – giving life to his imagination with the vibrant characters and alien landscapes.

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The Book Monsters

Good
Reviewed by Book Monsters on Sep 06 2012

For fans of great science fiction and adventure. Or Tony DiTerlizzi's illustrations. So beautiful.

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The Write Path

Below average
Reviewed by Dorine White on Aug 19 2012

The idea that the aliens are the good guys and the evil humans are there to take over the world. I'm getting a little tired of that plot.

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Children's Atheneum

Good
Reviewed by Venus on Aug 10 2012

The stakes are getting bigger with each book, more questions are answered, and for Eva this is a coming of age story like none other

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Knight Reader Blog

Good
Reviewed by Knight Reader on Aug 13 2012

I found A Hero for WondLa to be a delightful book, and I’m hoping I can use it to get more of my female students interested in science fiction.

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Where the Writer Comes to Write

Good
Reviewed by Romi on Jul 25 2012

[Eva] grows immensely and I really am keen to see what happens in book three.

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Cubicle Blindness

Good
Reviewed by Krista on Sep 03 2012

I haven't felt this good about a middle grade series in years. It's imaginative and will pull you in.

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Libby's Guide

Good
Reviewed by Libby on Jul 24 2012

Tony DiTerlizzi has created a wonderful world both visually and poetically in his WondLa books.

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Bass Giraffe

Good
Reviewed by Bass Giraffe on Jul 02 2012

Fast action, heart pulling, on the edge of your seat story. I LOVE it.

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Lines and Colors

Good
Reviewed by Charley Parker on Jun 06 2012

The illustrations for both series are beautifully realized and wonderfully imaginative, in keeping with the accolades the novels themselves have received.

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Ravenous Biblioworm

Good
Reviewed by Ravenous on May 31 2012

Finally, I got my hands on this book. I was not disappointed.

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