Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick - Bookaday #12

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Scholastic Press
2011 (ARC)

Wonderstruck. That's exactly how I felt after reading this book! I was sad when Brian Selznick stopped illustrating the covers for Andrew Clements; I loved his work.  Then he came out with The Invention of Hugo Cabret and I got it.  It took a lot of work to write a story where the pictures are so integral if you miss one, you might as well give up! That book won the Caldecott.  Now, 4 years later, he's done it again.  Though, I think we might have a Newbery contender on our hands.  Wonderstruck is, at least, two stories in one.  Ben's is the story we start out reading while Rose's story is told in the pictures.  We alternate between the two but at the same time, they seem entwined.  Ben just lost his mother and is at his old house when he is struck by lightning.  This leads him on a journey to find his father.  Rose is obsessed with an actress she desperately wants to see but she is being locked inside the house.  This leads her to run away.  I can't tell you much more because it would give things away.  This is a MUST read. Really, beg, borrow, or steal, err, I mean pre-order it now!

1 comment:

  1. Everyone seems to have the ARC of this! I feel a little left out, especially since I have two Scholastic Book Fairs a year. Hmmm.


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