Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 637 pages
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From Brian Selznick, the creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the Caldecott Medal winner, comes another breathtaking tour de force.

Set fifty years apart, two independent stories - Ben's told in words and 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.

Ever since his mom died, Ben feels lost.
At home with her father, Rose feels alone.
He is searching for someone, but he is not sure who.
She is searching for something, but she is not sure what.
When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mom's room,
When a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose,
Both children risk everything to find what's missing.

With over 460 pages of original drawings and playing with the form he invented in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

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User Review  - megs132 - Overstock.com

Brian Selznick books are not meant for the Kindle or Nook. These illustrations need to be seen in the real book. Absolutely amazing illustrations to go along with the story! If you intend on buying you must get the real thing!!! Read full review

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User Review  - maiella - Overstock.com

My daughter has been asking for this book. The school book fair wanted over $30 for it Thanks Overstock for offering this book at an affordable price. My daughter is in 6th grade now but has read ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "Wonderstruck" and "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," which was adapted into Martin Scorsese s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. His latest book, "The Marvels" (September 2015), has already received numerous starred reviews and been hailed by the" Huffington Post" as a gorgeous work of art. Selznick s books have garnered accolades worldwide and have been translated into over thirty-five languages. He has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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