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Wonderstruck

A Novel in Words and Pictures
Selznick, Brian (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Wonderstruck


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Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
Authors: Selznick, Brian
Title: Wonderstruck
a novel in words and pictures
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 637 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brian Selznick
Summary: Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
ISBN: 9780545027892
0545027896
Branch Call Number: j SELZNICK 2011
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Report This Apr 06, 2014
  • JeanL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and so did my 7 year old. We especially loved the details in the illustrations after Ben meets Rose.

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  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

:( not very good compared to Hugo

This book is a story of two deaf children taking place in different time periods. The first is about a boy who lost his mother, and is trying to find out who his father is. The second is about a girl whose mother is a movie star that doesn't care about her, and never sees her. She is trying to see her mother again. This book may seem big, but it is mostly pictures. I highly reccomend it.

I love this novel ! So exciting to read ! I have been mindblown and Wonderstruck. I like the plot very much and I rate it a 5 out of 5.

Report This Jan 05, 2013
  • andreajang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it is so amazing it has a girl and a boy and it's really cool its like a mystery with the two of them. For e.g. the girl writes something on the peace of paper and when the boy reades it, it does not look the same like it does not have the same words IN IT THERE in different time. I WILL TELL YOU GUYS THAT YOU SHOULD GET THIS BOOK TO READ :)

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was so so amazing. I loved the story and the illustrations- so unique and gorgeous. I just loved it. It was so interesting and different- I've never read a book like it. It WAS a tiny bit predictable, but that's okay...

Report This Jun 19, 2012
  • rootyreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book - couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • Donnalee Smith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! I really loved this book. At first I thought the dual narratives, one in prose and one in pictures, would be gimmicky and off-putting, but I found the story very emotional and gripping and I loved the dual format. The book was unique, was a surprisingly fast read, and I loved the characters and story. It was part mystery, part coming-of-age, and partly a quest. I found it memorable and haunting, and I'm very glad I read it,

Report This May 13, 2012
  • becker rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

You really have to appreciate the work of Brian Selznick. The way he can take a very simple story and completely bring it to life with his wonderful sketches is a real talent. Beautiful book.

Report This Apr 24, 2012
  • Connorhw1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So many fantastic drawings! I cannot wait to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret!

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ben: Gunflint Lake, Minnesota, June 1977. Rose: Hoboken, New Jersey, October 1927. Ben’s Story – written: Newly orphaned when his mother dies, Ben comes to believe that he has a father, hitherto unknown, living in New York City. When an accident involving a telephone and a bolt of lightning renders him deaf, he sets out for the big city in search of clues to who his father really is. Rose’s Story – seen almost solely in pictures: A seeming prisoner in her own home, Rose too sets out for New York City to see the actress Lillian Mayhew for reasons of her own. The two children both end up in The American Museum of Natural History and both discover something there that will help to give them what they need to solve their own problems. And in that discovery, they will find one another.

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