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Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing heading in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these independent stories-Ben's told in words, Rose's in picture-weave back and forth with mesmerising symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780545027892
Audience: Children's (6-12)
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 656
Publication Date: 13 Sep 2011
Publisher: Scholastic US
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 21.7(H) x 15.3(L) x 5.5(W)
Weight (gm): 1270

 

Reviews

Awards and Praise for Wonderstruck: #1 New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Notable Children's BookALA Notable Children's BookParents' Choice Gold WinnerPublishers Weekly Best Book"Engrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told in word and image." -- The New York Times"Moving and ingenious . . ." -- The Wall Street Journal"Brian Selznick proves to be that rare creator capable of following one masterpiece--The Invention of Hugo Cabret--with another even more brilliantly executed." -- Washington Post"Another entrancing, exquisitely illustrated novel . . . Older kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the interlocking stories. A verbal and visual marvel." -- Family Circle* "A gift for the eye, mind, and heart." -- Booklist, starred review* "Visually stunning, completely compelling."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Innovative . . . has the makings of a classic." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "A thing of wonder to behold . . . an emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own." -- School Library Journal, starred review

 

Author Biography

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes's eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.
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