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The Wild Robot Escapes

(The Wild Robot #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  9,039 ratings  ·  1,257 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
Kayla Dawn
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
3,5* - This was not as good as the first one but I still had a really good time. The illustrations are absolutely adorable and I enjoy Roz as a character a lot.
¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪

Aw, Roz's story is just so sweet, and this second book was even better than the first one. I enjoyed the story much more, and I am so glad I read both of these. Roz and all her animal friends are absolutely adorable!
Rachel Aranda
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4-4.25 stars

What a wonderful ending to this duology! It was interesting seeing Roz live among a family and be used as she was meant to. I love how the author kept the robotic tendencies while showing off Roz’s nature. It made me happy how the author showed rural and urban lifestyles. Love and understanding was needed on almost every character’s part and it was super effective showcasing how people need to question and be open minded to what they don’t know. Everything about this book was just gr
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.
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the The Wild Robot duology. At the end of the first book, Roz was taken onto a ship to take her back to her makers and away from the friends and family she had made on the island since having been shipwrecked there.

So we go from a lush green landscape full of animals and games to streets and buildings and robots working for humans. Since Roz is just another thing for the people there, she gets refurbished and is sold cheaply to a family to work on their farm.
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Dave 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
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
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
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.
Chloe T F2
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my 10 year old's current favorite book series. She is now obsessed with robots, and it has inspired her to learn about robotics.

This book is a thrilling conclusion to the series. How will Roz find her way back to her island home and her son Brightbill? That's the question we were left with in the Wild Robot, and this book is a non-stop adventure as we see Roz escape the human world to find her way back to the wild island.

My daughter loved the story as written, but I enjoyed that it als
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
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
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
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!!
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
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.
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed the make-believe story because I like cartoons.

I liked the first one better.

Review from my sister.
Brenda Kahn
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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
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!
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This book has so much adventure! And so much heart and character, I was perpetually crying the whole time I read it. Definitely a duology that I will have to read to my children when they are a bit older.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown, so I can't say too much that might reveal things about the first book, but...

Suffice to say this: if you've got a seven to eleven-year old boy in the house, and if he likes/loves robots, he will prob. enjoy this one. Or a girl! What am I saying here! I was once a little girl and I'd have loved this book! (I said boy at first as it was an eleven-year old boy who told me, Read This.)

Roz, the robot, existing in a not-too-far-off future, is now working on a
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
Hugh Mcdonald
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Wild Robot Escapes is a sweet & thoughtful follow up middle grade novel to The Wild Robot. I encourage you to read both books. The book can prompt a lot of discussions & emits empathy and kindness with ever turn of the page. This is a wonderful read! #mcdreads
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful childrens book!
The perfect family read-aloud for all ages! My five-year-old and I were both bawling by the end.
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was also a big, big hit with my seven year old son. I loved the themes of kindness and love and found family. And I really loved the way the author wrapped up the whole saga.
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