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The Boy of a Thousand Facesby Brian Selznick
Synopses & Reviews
Because Alonzo King was born on Halloween, he has always loved monsters. But no one would ever guess that he lives in a haunted house with a graveyard out back, communicates with the dead, turns into a six-armed, slime-covered creature, or is a walking encyclopedia on horror films! However, when The Beast arrives, not even Alonzo can track it down. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the creature stalking his town and make his dream of becoming The Boy of a Thousand Faces come true?
"Selznick's closely focused, black-and-white illustrations are more impressive than his narrative." Publishers Weekly
"This suspenseful book is a fine read-aloud and an excellent choice for reluctant readers." School Library Journal
"Readers will practically hear the sinister organ music rising behind this tribute to the ghoulish delights of monster mania and those old black and white screamers — the cover and the interior illustrations guarantee a ready-made audience. Nicely done." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Brian Selznick is the illustrator of Frindle, by Andrew Clements; Riding Freedom and Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride, both by Pam Munoz Ryan; as well as his own book The Houdini Box, winner of the 1993 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Mr. Selznick lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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