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ISBN13: 9780545027892
ISBN10: 0545027896
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manamana, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by manamana)
I thoroughly enjoyed Selznick's previous work "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and wondered if this book could be as good. I was delighted to love this book even more. The pictures and story are parallels in different times, leading to a common place, but taking their own path and time to come together. I loved how the words and images were at odds and yet complement each other in interesting ways. I found his characters compelling and real. It is a quick read, and thoroughly enjoyable. I can't wait to share it with my children.
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Emily Johnson, January 31, 2012 (view all comments by Emily Johnson)
Not just for young adults -- readers of all ages will be touched by this story. The parallel plots that come together toward the end, in combination with the author's use of equal parts text and illustration make this book a fun and fascinating read.
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Beth Elshoff, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by Beth Elshoff)
WOW! I thought "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" was good -but I think Selznick's Wonderstruck is even better. Two lives - seemingly not connected and generations apart- come together in an unexpected way as the story is told by one character in words and beautiful illustrations tell the other characters story. Can't wait for this movie to come out!!!
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Kathy O, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Kathy O)
I read it in one sitting; could not put it down. A gentle read. I felt uplifted after reading it. Smiling
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Selznick, Brian
Scholastic Press
General Juvenile Fiction
Children s Middle Readers-General
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from 4
8.25 x 5.5 in
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Product details 608 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545027892 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Wonderstruck is a treasure of a book. A master artist and storyteller, Selznick beautifully weaves together the lives of Ben and Rose. Set 50 years apart, their stories, one told in pictures and one in words, each take them on journeys that lead to the Natural History Museum in New York. It is an emotionally moving story that was a joy to read.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Selznick follows his Caldecott-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret with another illustrated novel that should cement his reputation as one of the most innovative storytellers at work today. Ben and Rose are both hearing-impaired. He is 12 in 1977; she is the same age 50 years earlier. Selznick tells their story in prose and pictures beginning with Ben, living (unhappily) with his aunt and uncle, 83 steps from the Minnesota lake cabin he shared with his librarian mother until her death in a car accident three months earlier. He has never met his father, but has reason to believe he may live in New York. As in Hugo Cabret, a significant part of the story is told in sequential illustrations, most of which depict the even unhappier Rose, whose movie star mother has remarried, leaving her daughter with her ex-husband in New Jersey. Both children run away to Manhattan seeking something from their respective absent parents. It takes several hundred pages and a big chunk of exposition to connect these two strands, but they converge in an emotionally satisfying way. Selznick masterfully uses pencil and paper like a camera, starting a sequence with a wide shot and zooming in on details on successive pages. Key scenes occur when the runaways find themselves in one of Manhattan's storied museums, and with one character named Jamie, and Rose's surname being Kincaid, it's impossible not to think of E.L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, to which Selznick tips his hat in an author's note. Like that Newbery winner, Selznick's story has the makings of a kid-pleasing classic. Ages 9 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review A Day" by , "Selznick's follow-up, Wonderstruck, is a slower, more ruminative book, less intricately constructed than Hugo Cabret but gentler in spirit. Once again, Selznick alternates text with pencil illustrations; this time the text tells one story while the pictures tell another, though at the end the stories intersect nicely." (Read the entire NPR review)
"Review" by , "A gift for the eye, mind, and heart."
"Review" by , "Visually stunning, completely compelling."
"Review" by , "Innovative...has the makings of a classic."
"Review" by , "A thing of wonder to emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own."
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