From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force.Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes... show more
From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force.Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.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 headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories--Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures--weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful--with over 460 pages of original artwork--Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.
Publish date: September 13th 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
I was totally charmed by Wonderstruck because I went into it totally blind as to what it contained. I had a clue from the bolt of lightning on the front cover but even that was just a tiny portion of this stellar novel. The reader follows a boy on a journey from his small town into the bustling metr...
There is such a good book. There are two stories going on at once; One is written through pictures, the other through words. It bounces between the two. In one story, the one conveyed through words, we have a boy trying to figure out where he belongs after the death of his mother. In the beginni...
Another wonderful read with beautiful pictures.
In The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick created one story in two media, prose and art. In Wonderstruck he does the same thing, but this time there are two concurrent stories taking place. Instead of alternating the story between one medium and another, he tells one story with art and one story w...
I first read 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' when my kids were younger, and loved the way the author told the story in pencil drawings that took up entire and several pages throughout the book, interspersing them with worded pages. Then I found out that 'Wonderstruck' followed the same concept, but h...