R.J. Palacio’s ‘Pony’ to be published in September | Arts & Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — R.J. Palacio’s next book is a world apart from her million-selling debut “Wonder.”

Random House Children’s Books announced Thursday that Palacio’s “Pony” will be published Sept. 28, with an announced first printing of 500,000 copies. The story of a young boy’s “harrowing yet distinctively beautiful journey” in the mid-1800s, “Pony” is Palacio’s first novel that doesn’t feature characters from “Wonder,” a contemporary story of a fifth-grader with a disfigured face that was inspired in part by the Natalie Merchant song of…

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