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Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. 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. With over 460 pages of original artworkWonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a gifted artist and visionary.

  • A stunning gift book to be treasured for a lifetime.
  • Don’t miss Selznick’s other novels in words and pictures, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Marvels, which together with Wonderstruck, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy!
  • Wonderstruck is now a feature-length film starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams
  • Brian’s first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal, the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books & made into a feature length film, HUGO, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Jude Law

Product Details

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9780545027892

Publisher

Scholastic US

Date published

September 14th, 2011

Lexile measure

830L

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 4.0 points

Other details

  • 656 pages

Condition

New

US edition

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What kids think

  1. choco65
    on 5 December 2012

    This book is great a story with pictures and a mix of writing see how the two stories connect.

    5 out of 5
  2. lemonade123
    on 26 February 2012

    WOW! This book is all about a truly breathtaking adventure. It tells a story of a boy and girl but the girls part of the story is in pictures as shes deaf. The boy searches for a mueseum desperate to find his father. The girl, is just looking for a real home. The twists and turns in this amazing epic story is great! Id reccommend for 10+!