Wonderstruck

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, both children risk everything to find what’s missing.

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Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook.

When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

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

With over 460 pages of original artwork Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a gifted artist and visionary.

  • A stunning gift book to be treasured for a lifetime.
  • Don't miss Selznick's other novels in words and pictures, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Marvels, which together with Wonderstruck, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy!
  • Wonderstruck is now a feature-length film starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams
  • Brian's first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal, the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books & made into a feature length film, HUGO, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Jude Law

Additional information

Weight 1270 g
Dimensions 217 × 153 × 55 mm
Author

Publisher

Scholastic

Imprint

Scholastic

Cover

Hardback

Pages

637

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

Ages 5-12 / Code: B