The Wild Robot EscapeseBook - 2018
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Roz, the amazing, resourceful, and, yes, caring robot is back in this sequel as lovely and thoughtful as The Wild Robot.
JCLChrisK Jan 02, 2019
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.
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 ... Read More »
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"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?"
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."
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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