Check out this video of Brian Selznick(author of Invention of Hugo Cabret) talking about the creation of his amazing new book "Wonderstruck"
Wonderstruck is finally here!
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.
I love telling kids they can read this 629 page book in one night. With over 460 pages of drawings, it’s possible! Brian Selznick has done it again. Even though Ben’s story is in text only and Rose’s story is in pictures , he weaves the stories so well, that I didn’t even notice that at first. His incredible drawings spoke to me, and his writing put so many pictures in my head that after I read it, I went back to see if they indeed were there. There are so many themes to explore in this story – Deaf culture, museums, movies moving from silent to sound, diaromas, identity, and running away. This story is a stunning visual accomplishment that will appeal to many age groups. It will make you wonder about your own story and the different ways it can be told. I highly recommend it for grade 5+
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