Meet Author R.J. Palacio and Actor Josh Radnor as They Discuss the Author's Exciting New Novel, Pony
*ALL COPIES OF PONY PRE-ORDERED FROM BOOKS OF WONDER WILL BE SIGNED BY R.J. PALACIO AT OUR STORE - NOT ON A BOOKPLATE OR A TIPPED-IN SHEET - AS IN THE PUBLISHER'S "SIGNED EDITION"!
Join R.J. PALACIO author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Wonder and actor JOSH RADNOR as they discuss the distinctly beautiful magic of Palacio's exciting new middle-grade novel Pony, on Thursday September 30th at 8:00pm EST.
Simply pre-order your signed copy of Pony from Books of Wonder and you will automatically receive a ticket for this amazing event! Please note that a link to the event will be emailed to all ticket holders one hour before the event, so there is no need to register.
Pony by R.J PALACIO
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three horsemen who arrive unannounced to take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool... who happens to be a ghost. But when the pony shows up at his door, Silas knows what he has to do. He will set out on a perilous journey across a vast American landscape to find his father—a journey that will ultimately connect him with his past and future, and the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.
R.J. PALACIO spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful tale about the power of love and the connections that bind us across the expanses of distance and time. For all fans of Wonder, as well as young readers who love the poignant depth of The Yearling or Because of Winn-Dixie, and adult fans of True Grit or the lean, searing prose of Cormac McCarthy, this is one of those rare books for readers of all ages with the makings of a modern classic.
“A magical story—PONY is pure delight.”
—Rebecca Stead, author of The List of Things That Will Not Change and the Newbery Medal–winning When You Reach Me
“A mystery, a frontier adventure, a ghost story: PONY tells a tale of a child ‘with fire in his mind,’ and it will light a fire in yours. R. J. Palacio’s most ambitious book yet, it is as compelling as it is satisfying.”
—Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor–winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale and The Unicorn Rescue Society series
R.J. Palacio is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book's message inspired the Choose Kind movement and has been embraced by readers around the world, with the book published in over 50 languages. Wonder was made into a blockbuster movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Palacio’s other bestselling books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, the picture book We’re All Wonders, and the graphic novel White Bird, which is currently being filmed as a major motion picture starring Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren. Palacio lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Josh Radnor is an actor, writer, director, musician and RJ Palacio fan originally from Columbus, Ohio. As an actor he has starred in long-running television shows (How I Met Your Mother), short-running television shows (Rise, Mercy Street), films (Joey Soloway's debut feature "Afternoon Delight"), on Broadway (The Graduate, Disgraced), and off. He is currently co-starring/hunting Nazis with Al Pacino in “Hunters” on Amazon Prime. He wrote and directed two feature films (Happythankyoumoreplease & Liberal Arts) both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters, the former winning the 2010 Audience Award. For the last few years he's been making music with the Aussie musician Ben Lee as Radnor & Lee. He recently released his first solo EP “One More Then I’ll Let You Go” on Flower Moon Records. He lives in Los Angeles.