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"Wonderstruck" by Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck cover

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children 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, Rose's in pictures—weave back and forth in symmetry.

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Publication date: #September2011 #2011year

Awards won: Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School Book (2012), Buckeye Children's Book Award, 3-5 (2012), Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2013), Vermont Golden Dome Book Award Nominee (2013), California Young Readers Medal, Middle School/Junior High (2014), Bluestem Book Award Nominee (2015), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, Middle Grade & Children's (2011)


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