When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....
Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.
"This strong debut middle grade novel...is a first purchase for most middle grade collections." (School Library Journal)
"Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel." (Booklist)
"While the end to Roz's benign and wildlife is startling and violent, Brown leaves Roz and her companions - and readers - with hope. Thought-provoking and charming." (Kirkus Reviews)
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