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Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures Wonderstruck

Selznick, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0545027896 / ISBN 13: 9780545027892
Published by Scholastic, New York, NY, 2011
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First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author - illustrator on a book plate, dated December 2011, affixed to the front free end paper. A fine, unread copy in pristine condition. Playing with the form he created in his Caldecott-winning modern classic The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick once again "sails into uncharted territory" as he takes readers on an "awe-inspiring journey," through his innovative use of illustration and text in this morphing of a traditional children's illustrated book, chapter book, and graphic novel. Illustrated cover boards, dust jacket, text block, and interior pages are clean with no noticeable wear. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 004693

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Title: Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures ...

Publisher: Scholastic, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Selznick, Brian

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author and Illustrat

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 their lives were different. 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 with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful--with over 460 pages of original artwork--Wonderstruckis a stunning achievement from a gifted artist and visionary.

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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

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