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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.

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 55.88mm | 1,270.05g
  • Scholastic US
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 0545027896
  • 9780545027892
  • 1,762

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Select Praise for "Wonderstruck " * Selznick's story has the makings of a kid-pleasing classic Another illustrated novel that should cement his reputation as one of the most innovative storytellers at work today. " -- Publishers Weekly," starred review * "The way that the stories of Ben and Rose echo one another, and then finally connect, is a thing of wonder to behold. --" School Library Journal," starred review * A gift for the eye, mind, and heart. -- "Booklist," starred review * Visually stunning, completely compelling, "Wonderstruck" demonstrates a mastery and maturity that proves that, yes, lightning can strike twice. -- "Kirkus," starred review Awards and Distinctions for "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal National Book Award Finalist #1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 BookSense Bestseller Select Praise for "The Invention of Hugo Cabret: " * "A true masterpiece." -- "Publishers Weekly," starred review * "Fade to black and cue the applause!" -- "Kirkus," starred review * "Complete genius." "The Horn Book Magazine," starred review * "Breathtaking." --" School Library Journal," starred review * "It's wonderful. Take that overused word literally: Hugo Cabret evokes wonder." "-- New York Times Book Review" "

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About Brian Selznick

In addition to "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins," and "The New York Times" Best Illustrated "Walt Whitman: Words for America," both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner "When Marian Sang," by Pam Munoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York."

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