Author: Brian Selznick


Illustrator: Brian Selznick

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 young readers breathless with wonder.