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Written by Brian Selznick

Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck Synopsis

Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, WONDERSTRUCK is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

Wonderstruck Press Reviews

Awards and Praise for Wonderstruck #1 New York Times Bestseller New York Times Notable Children's Book ALA Notable Children's Book Parents' Choice Gold Winner Publishers Weekly Best Book Engrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told in word and image. -- The New York Times Book Review Moving and ingenious . . . -- The Wall Street Journal Brian Selznick proves to be that rare creator capable of following one masterpiece--The Invention of Hugo Cabret--with another even more brilliantly executed. -- Washington Post Another entrancing, exquisitely illustrated novel . . . Older kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the interlocking stories. A verbal and visual marvel. -- Family Circle * A gift for the eye, mind, and heart. -- Booklist, starred review * Visually stunning, completely compelling. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Innovative . . . has the makings of a classic. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * A thing of wonder to behold . . . an emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own. -- School Library Journal, starred review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780545027892
Publication date: 14th September 2011
Author: Brian Selznick
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic US
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 656 pages

About Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes's eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

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