Wonderstruck

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Price: $29.99
Item Number: 244347
Manufacturer: Scholastic
Manufacturer Part No: 545027896
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Format: Hardcover
Written in the same breathtaking style as his debut novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick present another richly vibrant masterpiece. Ben and Rose are two children who both secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, and Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben uncovers a clue to his father's whereabouts in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both 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 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 and your children breathless with wonder. Prepare to be wonderstruck by this fantastically conceived and stunningly wrought novel. Your readers will fly through this uniquely beautiful novel as they read Ben's story and witness Rose's, discovering a world of wonder and possibility as they turn each page. Ages 9-12. 608pp.

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