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Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Author: Brian Selznick


Available on backorder


Page Count:656

Date Published:14 Sep 2011



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 artwork Wonderstruck 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!

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