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Wonderstruck

Selznick, Brian (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
Authors: Selznick, Brian
Title: Wonderstruck
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011.
Characteristics: 637 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
Local Note: bt/bmj-bt/bmj
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ISBN: 0545027896
9780545027892
Statement of Responsibility: Brian Selznick
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Orphans Juvenile fiction. Deafness Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction. Runaway children Juvenile fiction. Museums Juvenile fiction. American Museum of Natural History Juvenile fiction. People with disabilities Juvenile fiction. Deaf Juvenile fiction. Diorama Juvenile fiction. Families Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Orphans
Deafness
Runaway children
Museums
People with disabilities
Deaf
Diorama
Families
LCCN: 2011009113
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Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures. - See m... Read More »

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.


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Aug 02, 2014
  • mishamurali rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brian Selznick strikes again! Wonderstruck has left me wonderstruck as well. There is beautiful imagery combined with writing. Two stories, two different ways of story-telling and one incredible bond!!!!

Jul 20, 2014
  • mehakpanglia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is my all-time 5 ★☆★☆★ favorite ! I love this book and i want to read over again and again ! ☻

Jul 12, 2014
  • acciomanga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't put the book down! I finished it in a day!

Jul 08, 2014
  • Marwa_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is really interesting and kept me up reading it all night.

Jul 02, 2014
  • JennaSinnokrot rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ilove this book because it tells emotion and its a wonderful story.

May 16, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have been a fan of Selznick since Boy of a Thousand Faces came out. He really hit his stride with that book! Wonderstruck does not disappoint; the man writes and illustrates fabulous books! great story!

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The wolves will not stop chasing Ben through his dreams. They are wild and persistent, leaving paw prints in the snow next to Gunflint Lake, Minnesota: The boy's home. Jump back fifty years. Rose lives just outside of New York City, where the bright lights and tall towers tempt her to visit--much against her parents’ wishes. Though separated by time, Ben and Rose are both looking for a place where they can belong. Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/wonderstruck_selznick

Apr 06, 2014
  • JeanL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and so did my 7 year old. We especially loved the details in the illustrations after Ben meets Rose.

I haven't yet read Wonder Struck but my co-workers enjoyed it and say it is a must-read so I've added it to my list of books I intend to read in 2014.

Jan 26, 2014
  • azharjamal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When you start reading this book you won't want to get of it like playing a video game or watching a movie it is the same thing but way ,more
better than it . It's also sad and a ;little motional to some people it is also a cry maker it made me cry and i hope it made you but anyway this is an amazing book there both words and pictures. the two kids are both at the same place and both are deaf it is sad but the book it self i amazing i didn't get to read it all because i was overdue and there where hold so i stopped at page 449 and i hope you guys out there finish it .hey there is something very cool i red like 300 hundred pages a dat

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Jul 29, 2012
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Jul 02, 2014
  • JennaSinnokrot rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book tells about two people that are deaf and about there story it was very hard.

Jun 13, 2014
  • Omadahl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One story told through pictures and the other through words. Selznick weaves the stories of Rose and Ben together beautifully. Ben, who is deaf in one ear, loses his mother and has to live with his aunt and uncle. Rose is also deaf and dreams of becoming an actress. Ben and Rose leave their homes in hope of finding what is missing in their lives.

Jun 04, 2014
  • ZanathShadow14 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ben and Rose are two very different children who have two things in common - they are both deaf and they both live with people who don't seem to understand them. Thought his might not seem to be much, these things are going to set them both on amazing adventures that will, in the end, leave them both - Wonderstruck.
Written with the same combination of engaging writing and beautifully rendered pencil drawings that captivated readers in The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck takes you on a spectacular adventure that will leave you wanting more!

Mar 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ben: Gunflint Lake, Minnesota, June 1977. Rose: Hoboken, New Jersey, October 1927. Ben’s Story – written: Newly orphaned when his mother dies, Ben comes to believe that he has a father, hitherto unknown, living in New York City. When an accident involving a telephone and a bolt of lightning renders him deaf, he sets out for the big city in search of clues to who his father really is. Rose’s Story – seen almost solely in pictures: A seeming prisoner in her own home, Rose too sets out for New York City to see the actress Lillian Mayhew for reasons of her own. The two children both end up in The American Museum of Natural History and both discover something there that will help to give them what they need to solve their own problems. And in that discovery, they will find one another.

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Aug 04, 2014
  • mishamurali rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders.”

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