Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures / Brian Selznick.

By: Selznick, BrianMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011ISBN: 9780545027892 (hardcover); 0545027896 (hardcover); 9780545389853 (hbk.); 0545389852 (hbk.)Subject(s): American Museum of Natural History -- Juvenile fiction | Deafness -- Juvenile fiction | Deaf -- Juvenile fiction | Diorama -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Museums -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction | Deafness -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels -- United States.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.S4654 | Won 2011Summary: 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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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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Gr 4-8-Young Rose and Ben, both deaf, find themselves at the American Museum of Natural History on similar quests though 50 years apart. Their parallel stories, one told in prose and the other in pictures, eventually intersect, but until they do readers are left hoping that Ben will find a family to love and Rose a place where she belongs. A warm, magical tale done in Selznick's signature style. (Aug.) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Brian Selznick is a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of children's books born July 14, 1966 in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then worked for three years at Eeyore's Books for Children in Manhattan while working on his first book, The Houdini Box. Selznick received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He also won the Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins in 2002. Additional awards include the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Christopher Award. The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be made into a film by director Martin Scorsese to be released in 2011. Other titles by illustrated by Selznick include: Frindle, The Landry News, Lunch Money, Wingwalker, and Baby Monkey, Private Eye.

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