RJ Palacio’s subsequent guide is a world aside from her million-selling debut “Marvel.”
Random Home Kids’s Books introduced Thursday that Palacio’s “Pony” will likely be printed Sept 28, with an introduced first printing of 500,000 copies. The story of a younger boy’s “harrowing but distinctively stunning journey” within the mid-1800s, “Pony” is Palacio’s first novel that doesn’t characteristic characters from “Marvel,” a up to date story of a fifth-grader with a disfigured face that was impressed partly by the Natalie Service provider track of the identical identify.
“Marvel” got here out in 2012 and is the idea for a handful of spinoffs, together with an image guide and a graphic novel. It was tailored right into a 2017 movie starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson and has bought greater than 12 million copies, in line with Random Home.
“‘Pony’ has been with me for fairly a while, partly as a result of it took me some time to determine tips on how to inform an epic story in solely 60,000 phrases, however largely as a result of it’s a really private story for me,” Palacio, 57, stated in a press release. “From the time I used to be very younger, my best worry had all the time been that I’d in some way be left alone. It’s not an unusual childhood worry, and this novel is about dealing with that worry, nevertheless it’s additionally about realizing that the connections we make in our lifetimes by no means actually finish.
“So, sure, it’s a narrative of resilience and braveness, an journey story in probably the most traditional of how, half American western, half ghost story — however for me, finally, it’s a narrative about love.”