Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545027892 Hardcover
640 Pages | 6" x 8.6" | Ages 9 & Up
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.
Raves & reviews:
"[A] captivating, affecting novel...so gripping you can't flip the pages fast enough" -The National Post
"This is a big, beautiful book, a compulsive read, a veritable cabinet of wonders itself." -The Globe and Mail
"[A] miracle of a book." -Movie Entertainment Magazine
"[E]ngrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told in word and image." -New York Times Book Review
*"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." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"[A] thing of wonder to behold." -School Library Journal, starred review
*"[Wonderstruck] is a gift for the eye, mind, and heart." -Boolist, starred reivew
*"Visually stunning, completely compelling, Wonderstruck demonstrates a mastery and maturity that proves that, yes, lightning can strike twice." -Kirkus, starred review
"There are puzzles at the core of this moving and ingenious story that make it likely to stay with children ages 9 to 15 long after they have finished reading." -The Wall Street Journal
"Brian Selznick's lovely story will likely find its own place in the hearts of young people who yearn for a world of their own." -National Public Radio