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Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011: In a return to the eye-popping style of his Caldecott-award winner,The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick’s latest masterpiece, Wonderstruck, is a vision of imagination and storytelling . In the first of two alternating stories, Ben is struck deaf moments after discovering a clue to his father’s identity, but undaunted, he follows the clue’s trail to the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Flash to Rose’s story, told simultaneously through pictures, who has also followed the trail of a loved one to the museum--only 50 years before Ben. Selnick’s beautifully detailed illustrations draw the reader inside the museum’s myriad curiosities and wonders, following Ben and Rose in their search for connection. Ultimately, their lives collide in a surprising and inspired twist that is breathtaking and life-affirming. --Seira Wilson
I think more than the actually story, or stories as the case might be, I'm more impressed and continue to be by the way Selznick tells his tales. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Brett Benner
Selznick is well known for his illustrations; he even won the Caldecott in 2008 for his illustrated chapter book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erik D Guderian
Great for 7-9 year-old readers. My 7 year-old grandson would not put it down until he finished it. His comment: "I liked the way he writes the story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Schulman