Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck
Brian Selznick

Read it.

Read it.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 608 (but most of the length is pictures!)
Age Range: 8 and up
Year: 2011
Genre: Realistic, Graphic Novel

Told alternately in beautiful prose and even more beautiful narrative images, Wonderstruck is the story of two children separately looking for a family. Ben’s journey starts in Minnesota and takes him to New York City, where he meets a museum and a potential friend, and confronts his nightmares. Ben’s story is interwoven with that of Rose, whose life has many parallels to his own.

This is a gorgeous book. It has action, adventure, a bit of mystery, some pulse-pounding, lots of quirky details, and real emotional resonance. The narrative images make it a more intense read, and also a quick one.

-Miss Barter

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Filed under Age Range: 8 and up, Author: Brian Selznick, Genre: Graphic Novel, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 600-700, Year: 2010s

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