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  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (13 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545027896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545027892
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Awards and Praises for The Invention of Hugo Cabret (partial listing): 2008 Caldecott Medal winnerNational Book Award Finalist#1 New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Best Illustrated BookQuill Award WinnerBorders Original Voices FinalistLos Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of the YearPublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year"A true masterpiece."-"Publishers Weekly", starred review"Evokes wonder . . . like a silent film on paper."-"The New York Times""Visually stunning . . . raises the bar."-"San Antonio Express-News""Shatters conventions."-"School Library Journal", starred review"Complete genius."-"The Horn Book", starred review

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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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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By lovemurakami TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Sept. 2011
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Wonderstruck is a captivating read. Don't be put off by the 600 plus pages, this novel reads like a dream and is an incredibly speedy read.

There is a dual story line told through words and images. The story of Ben Wilson is told through the written narrative. It is June 1977, and Ben is a young boy who lives by Gunflint Lake, Minnesota , he has recently lost his mother and is living with his aunt, uncle and cousins. His mother was the town's librarian and has instilled a love of learning in her partially deaf son. One evening Ben sees a light coming from his old house and goes to investigate, that evening he discovers evidence of his past, which spurs him on to run away to New York to seek out a future for himself.

Woven between the written account of Ben's story is a second narrative told only through pictures. This is the story of Rose, which begins in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1927. Rose seems to be locked away in a large house overlooking the River Hudson facing Manhattan. She is seen escaping to go to see her movie idol Lillian Mayhew's new film. As Rose's story develops we discover that she is deaf and that her own family has hidden secrets.

Ben and Rose's stories intertwine and run parallel throughout this quite amazing book. Selzner has managed to create a great piece of children's literature as well as a wonderful piece of visual art. Great for anyone looking for a totally different reading experience.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RubyRoo on 6 Nov. 2011
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Wonderstruck is another book from Selznick. I have used both Wonderstruck and his previous book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' with primary aged children to lead a topic for an entire term. The style of picture story telling as well as text is a perfect platform for teaching and assessing speaking and listening and oral story telling. The stories are enchanting with themes such as early film that can be expanded in the classroom. Well over half of the children in classes I have taught with these books go on to buy their own copy to of the book. (Hugo) I'm currently using Wonderstruck for the first time and we are taking the whole year group to watch the Hugo film in December.Well done Brian Selznick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie on 14 April 2012
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I am completely WONDERSTRUCK. I have just turned the last page in the book of this name by Brian Selznick, told in pictures and text, and with hero and heroine who are deaf.....incredibly absorbing read, and while I would have developed the parts of the ending differently, I take my hat off and bow to Brian for his amazing ability to use pictures at just the right moment to evoke sharp intakes of breath...... while spinning textural yarns in page-turning fascination....a human detective story that tugs at the heart strings....... Here is a whole reading experience you will not want to miss.......honestly......and an impressive step forward in the development of his craft from the writer/illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don Panik TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Mar. 2012
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This is a very special book, and I hope that the release of Hugo the film based on Selznick's previous book the Invention of Hugo Cabret will bring a wide audience to it. The book works on a number of levels, the most immediately impressive being the pencil drawings. Their cinematic style is great and whilst I could never imagine buying a graphic novel, the telling of Rose's story in this form really worked for me.

Ben's story is sweetly told in an easy prose style which will be very accessible to children. The intertwining of the stories works well. Whilst I did not find this book quite as impressive as The Invention of Hugo, nevertheless this is an excellent book which I highly recommend.
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Ben lives alone at Gunflint Lake, Minnesota, and has dreams of wolves, running with him, chasing him, but somehow he’s not terrified by them. He doesn’t really live alone, but he’s had to move in with his Aunt, Uncle and cousins since his mother died, and he never had a father. They try to be kind, but Ben really wants to go back to his own home, even though it’s empty. One night he does, and discovers some of his mother’s treasures, including a letter and a bookmark from a store in New York City, with a message that intrigues him. He tries to call the store, but is caught in a lightning storm, and his eardrum is blasted – and he could only hear out of that ear in the first place. It doesn’t take long for him to escape from the hospital and set off on a quest to find his father, for he’s convinced that is who wrote that note to meet his mother at the bookstore.

Meanwhile, in pictures (I don’t just mean pictures, I mean the most wonderful pencil illustrations I can admire and treasure ) we find Rose, a deaf girl hidden away by her parents, one of whom is a famous silent screen actress – yes we have shifted back a few years. Rose also rebels against captivity and escapes, only for her it is across Hoboken Sound rather than across half the country.

How their stories develop and eventually mingle is part of Wonderstruck, but it is so much more.

In many ways the stories are very simple. The way they are told and the presentation that mixes words and pictures, makes it deliciously complex. I love the detail, not only of the illustrations (ah! the museum exhibition, the skeletons, the cityscapes, the dioramas!) but of the small items that link one person’s life with another’s. If there really is such a model of the city in Queens Art Museum, I want to visit it.
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