The Wild Robot Escapes

The Wild Robot Escapes

Book - 2018
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After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm where she befriends her owner's family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316382045
Characteristics: 279 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Do you love robots? Whether they are just for fun or to help get jobs done, robots are here to stay. Though the robots of today may not have a lot of personality, robots are becoming more lifelike every year. Can you image what a robot would do if they found themselves on an island with no other robots or humans to interact with? That's what happens to Roz in The Wild Robot. If you haven't… (more)

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The sequel to The Wild Robot, finds Roz hard at work on Hilltop Farm, where the RECO robots sent her after removing her from her beloved island community. Will Roz and her adopted son, a goose named Brightbill, ever be reunited? And even if they are, how will Roz find her way back to the island? ... Read More »

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Nov 13, 2020

We have a copy of this book because we LOVE it so much. It's the reason I fell in love with robots. I love robots so much that I got one in a box and I even made one myself!
-Joh, age 7

Jul 26, 2020

I hope there will be another one of these books, I really liked it.

JCLHebahA Jan 30, 2020

The first wild robot book is a tough act to follow, but this was almost as charming a read. Roz is such a lovely character to root for.

Dec 02, 2019

is there any more books in the series?

Apr 15, 2019

A great ending to the Wild Robot series of books!

JCLChrisK Dec 06, 2018

"I liked myths. They weren't adult stories and they weren't children's stories. They were better than that. They just were."

― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

This is a fitting second half of Roz's tale. As it seamlessly continues the first half, let me repeat what I said about that:

"This is one of those rare books that manages to be simultaneously simple and profound, spare and vivid, unsentimental and deeply emotional, mythical and immediate. The narrative is accessible and easy to grasp; the themes reverberate deeply and invite reflection and connection."

It has all the magic of a marvelous myth.

Jul 13, 2018

The Wild Robot Escapes is a story that comes after The Wild Robot. So, if you haven’t read The Wild Robot, be sure to read that first otherwise The Wild Robot Escapes might be a bit confusing. Or, you could just read this which will tell you about what happened in The Wild Robot. In the Wild Robot, a robot called ROZ washes up on the shore of an island after a carrier ROZ plus a bunch of other robots were on sinks in a storm. All the animals on this island are mean to her, but ROZ’s instinct just tries to keep her alive. So, ROZ goes about in this hard world, being bullied by other animals but one day, he knocks down a goose nest killing a goose family. Luckily, one egg manages to not crack. ROZ feels really bad a decides to take care of it. And when the little gosling hatches, the first thing that it see’s is ROZ. The gosling is convinced ROZ is his mother. Later, ROZ gains animals respect because she is taking care of this baby goose and learns the animal language. But at the end of the book, ROZ gets abducted by RECOS (another type of robot designed to be strong and stuff) since she is found and tracked as ‘defective’. In The Wild Robot Escapes, ROZ manages to escape the city world and go back to the island. The animals and she on this island had become very good friends back in The Wild Robot, so it was very important for ROZ to make it back to them. But, there are a lot of obstacles along the way, making the reader doubt her escape very much in the result of a very exciting book.

Jun 26, 2018

It's good... I haven't read it yet , But My class was just finishing the first book! The RECO's looked quite creepy...But , Can't wait for this book!

Jun 24, 2018

I loved the first one and the sequel is just as good. Roz is an amazing robot and her story is so much fun.

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Sep 25, 2019

"How do you know your feelings are real?"

Sep 25, 2019

"Maybe I am defective, maybe everything I experienced is the result of a glitch. But if so, what a beautiful glitch!"

JCLChrisK Dec 06, 2018

"I'm sorry to disappoint you, Roz, but you don't have some grand purpose. Like all the other ROZZUM robots, you were designed to work for humans. That's it."

The robot thought for a moment. Then she said, "I once suggested to a group of wild animals that my purpose might simply be to help others."

The Designer thought for a moment. Then she said, "When you put it that way, your purpose does sound rather grand, doesn't it?"

JCLChrisK Dec 06, 2018

An uncomfortable question popped into Jaya's mind. "Roz, don't take this the wrong way," she began, "but is it possible that you are defective?"

"Don't say that, Jaya!" cried her brother.

"No, it is okay," said the robot. "I have asked myself that same question. I do not feel defective. I feel . . . different. Is being different the same as being defective?"

"I don't think so," said Jaya. "Or else we're all a little defective."

JCLChrisK Dec 06, 2018

Reader, there's another important quality that children possess. In addition to being sneaky and smart, they're also compassionate. Children care about others, and about the world.


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