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The Wild Robot Escapes

(The Wild Robot #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  5,118 ratings  ·  816 reviews
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Miranda Reads
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
WOW - this one was absolutely incredible.

I love this one so much...Honestly, if you haven't read this series, you are dead to me.

We follow Roz the Robot immediately after she gets taken back to the robot repair factory for repairs.

She misses her animal friends and her adopted son (a little gosling) but she's realistic, her robot body is battered and dented.

She needs to be repaired and then escape back to the wild as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, right after repairs, Roz is shipped off to
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Lola
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was hoping for a sequel, and luckily enough, my wish was granted.

It was a pleasure to see Roz again, because she truly is the most wonderful robot I have ever met, and this comes straight from the mouth of someone who, as a general rule, would rather read about anything other than metallic creatures.

But Roz is like no other existing robot. For one, she can speak to animals, not only humans. Moreover, she genuinely cares about the world and its inhabitants, not because she was programmed to,
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Mary Lee
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I literally gasped aloud when I opened the package and found this inside. There might have been bright lights and trumpet music.

Every now and then, miracles do occur in Readerland.
David Schaafsma
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
We listened to The Wild Robot on a western car trip, as we often do. It’s a middle grades book about Roz, a ROZZUM unit 7134 robot who is meant to be delivered but the plane crashes on a remote Pacific island. Roz is mean tto serve humans, to adapt to their needs, but what happens when she only finds animals on the island, some of whom threaten her. The literature on AI—such as Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and so on—explores the possibility for empathy in robots, and so ...more
Lou
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Wild Robot Escapes' is the middle-grade sequel to the 'The Wild Robot' both written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling children's author/illustrator Peter Brown. Both books received widespread acclaim, with the first winning and being nominated for many awards.

In the first book we met Roz who has many questions as she opens her eyes for the first time and finds herself on a remote desert island completely alone. But she isn't as alone as she thinks and she soon discovers that she
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The Captain
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: younger-readers
Ahoy there me mateys! I fell in love with Roz in the first book, the wild robot. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

It was wonderful to be readin’ about Roz again and seeing how she handles the new obstacles in her path. Unlike the first book that happens in the wild, this book finds Roz dealing with humans and farming and cities. As al
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Josiah
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
One of the most in-demand juvenile titles of 2018, The Wild Robot Escapes introduces new questions about the nature of conscious existence while revisiting ones raised by The Wild Robot. Can a robot be alive the same way as a human? Do circuits and wires have the potential to produce the spark of real life, or are they a simulant, fooling a robot brain into thinking it has emotions? If a robot deviates from the maker's design to engage with emotions that seem human, has that robot attained a hig ...more
Aliza Werner
Fans of THE WILD ROBOT, you will fall in love all over again with Roz and her adventures. This sequel was unputdownable. Middle grade perfection. Heart, joy, love, sacrifice...and what it means to know a home.
Skip
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I liked the sequel as much as the original book. Roz the robot was captured at the end of the first book, and has been refurbished to work as a robot a farm, where she befriends both the animals and the farmer's children with her outgoing personality. However, she misses her gosling son, Brightbill, and her animal friends from the island, and makes a plan to return home when migrating geese help her reunite with Brightbill. As she runs away, she faces many obstacles, but is helped by a number of ...more
Mehsi
Peter Brown did it again, another magnificent book about our Robot.

I had been planning on buying this one, but I haven't had the chance (too many other great books these past months), so I was delighted when I spotted this one (miracle-desu) at one of my libraries. I could finally read this one! See more of the adventures of Roz, see how she did in this new world, and I was rooting for her to get back to her son and their island.

We see Roz travel to her new place, a farm. Specifically the mach
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Leslie Ann
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So happy to read about Roz and Brightbill again. This series is a must read for middle grades!!
Niki
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic sequel to the Wild Robot. Just as sweet and simple as the first, The Wild Robot Escapes did not disappoint! Roz has been rebuilt and is working on a large dairy farm. Typical of Roz, she befriends all the animals (and the children), but longs for her life on the island as a wild robot, especially her goose son, Brightbill. Her kindness to others results in them wanting to show her kindness too and help her return to where she feels most at peace. However, there are a lot of obstacles t ...more
Nikki
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVE this book. Roz is the best and I am willing to go on any journey with her, even if it involves pigeons. The first book in this series was a great adventure/survival story and while this one still has adventure elements it really focuses on gently asking the reader to ponder life's big questions,

What is my purpose in life?
What is home?
Where do I belong?

Do I think kids will necessarily dig into those questions by reading this independently? Not so much. But I do think the real
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Amber
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Roz the Robot has been placed on a farm to work as a farming robot but misses the island she lives on with her son Brightbill the goose and her animal friends. Can she escape and go home? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was an amazing sequel and conclusion to the first book of the Wild Robot series. If you enjoyed the first book and want to see what happens next to Roz, be sure to check this book out. It's available at your local library and wherever books are sold.
Carol
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this final chapter about Roz the wild robot and her son Brightbill! Heart warming and full of adventure.

However I'm going to need to know more about the pack of wolves that appear toward the beginning. The pack has perfectly suited wolf names for villains, Shadow, Slash, Lurk, Fang, and, finally, Barb. That's right the female wolf's name is Barb, like she is their sassy HR rep that has inspirational posters in her office that feature cats and too many plants. I'm going to need a follow up
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Amanda  Schreiber
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Peter Brown creates a world that you can see & believe. From new animal friends to beloved characters from The Wild Robot, I fell in love with Roz’s story all over again. Peter Brown is a masterful storyteller! A must for my #MockNewbery 2019 list! I know will love this thrilling sequel or as a stand alone text!
Katy Noyes
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful sequel that has a lot to say about automation, farming, the environment and family.

Quite a range of subjects. This carries on from soon after the events of The Wild Robot, when Roz the robot has been forced from her island home. Pretending she has not the consciousness she has developed, Roz is sent to work on a farm, with a family mourning a mother. While learning all about farming and making things efficient, Roz plans how she might escape and work her way back to the island and frie
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Carolyn
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!
I wish it was around when I was a little kid. It’s full of action and adventure that any kid would love.
Allie
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We listened to The Wild Robot a while ago as a family, and it was really fun to read another story with this endearing robot.
Jaimie
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, 2019
This was a satisfying follow up to The Wild Robot. It picks up right where the first novel left off, with Roz abducted and taken back to the factory where she was created. Over the course of the novel, she works on a farm, makes new friends, both human and animal, and plots a strategy to get back to Brightbill and her wild island home. I enjoyed the peak into this world’s version of the future and found the conclusion to Roz’s story perfectly fitting.

3 stars
Beth Parmer
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To get lost in the pages of a book, to be so immersed in another world that tears flow, gasps escape and smiles form, could anything be more grand? Another work of brilliance by Peter Brown.
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Elizabeth☮
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is just as good as the first. Roz finds herself working on a farm, but she dreams about returning to her island. She realizes the only way home is to get the assistance of the farmer’s children. Roz gets ready for her journey home yet has complicated feelings about leaving.

This is a thoughtful contemplation on man vs. technology. Also, surprisingly insightful about what it means to be human and our responsibility for what we create. This is a great book to read with a child. It lends itsel
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Sherry
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just really love The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes. It takes a master storyteller to make me fall in love with a robot and root for her and her darling goose son.
Laurel Bradshaw
This didn't really take three weeks to read. I started it, and then didn't pick it up again until last night. It is a completely satisfying conclusion to The Wild Robot. Where the first book was about Roz surviving in the wilderness and finding friends and "family", the sequel is about Roz surviving among humans even though she is different and longs to return to the island and her "son," Brightbill the goose. These really should be read together - I don't think they work as well as stand alone ...more
Clare Lund
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We just finished reading this book aloud as a family, and all of us absolutely loved the second half of Roz's story. Kids as young as mine (ages 3 and 5) can enjoy and understand it through guided conversation, and older readers can approach with a lot more depth of understanding about complex topics such as loss, identity, environment, loyalty, and sacrifice. Chapters are very short and many pages are illustrated, and Peter Brown's breaking of the fourth wall makes it fun to read out loud. High ...more
Thomas Bell
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good book. I agree with many other readers that this book is superior to the first book, The Wild Robot. Definitely a little silly at times, especially with the fact that Roz has become so famous, but also very heartwarming and real.

Anyway, Roz is repaired and sent to work on a farm. But her old 'wild' mind is still her own, and she befriends the kids and the cows. As you might guess, she escapes to try to work her way back to her home on the wild island.

But this is hard for her
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Alex
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking back, I think I would have preferred not reading this book. It was enjoyable, but not as much as the first one.
There's something about forever wondering the fate of a character that is stuck in an impossible situation... and being okay with not knowing exactly how the story unfolds because ultimately you know it's going to turn out okay. Or at least you make it turn out okay in your head :)
Tamra
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Daughter gives it 4 stars. Lots of big life questions in this second is installment, but I liked the first best. This one had several characters entering & exiting the story as Roz makes her journey home, which is less satisfying than a more fully developed cast. A whole book could have been written just centered on the opening family & Roz. Still, who can’t love Roz & Brightbill? 💜
Sofia
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We read both of the Wild Robot books as a read aloud and my third graders and I loved them so much! Talking about the books we had so many things we liked a lot. How Roz looks different than her son, how we learn about so many things in the wild but also in the humans future world, the suspense during the Recos looking for Roz the friendships and thoughts about feelings and many more! Wonderful book! And amazing series! Highly recommended!
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