Curating Your Craft: Brief Option #1

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Title: The Wild Robot

Will this be part of a series?: No

Author: Peter Brown

Genre: Science Fiction, Animal Fantasy, Nature

Age Range: 8-12

Trim: Front cover only, 5 1/4  X 7 5/8

Comp Titles:

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Sales handle:

Wall-E meets Hatchet 


Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is—but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. 

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home—until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

A heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

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Main Characters:

Roz - Rozzum Unit 7134. A robot that had fallen off a cargo ship and washed onto an island. Adapted to wildlife, raised a wild gosling, and made friends with the wild animals.

Brightbill - A gosling that was raised by the Robot after she accidentally killed his entire family. He was the runt.

Chitchat - Best friend to Brightbill. A squirrel. He talked a lot.

Loudwing - The adult goose that helped Roz with all kinds of advice. She also took care of Brightbill when they were flying or swimming.