Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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 apaBen and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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 worth in symmetry.
Wonderstruck Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives 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
i think this might be my favorite book by brian selznick which is hard for me to say, because i ve loved the other books i ve read by him we follow two story lines that eventually collide and the way in which they connect made my heart explode with both happiness and sorrow even though there is no magic present in this story and it s realistic fiction, you can t help but still feel a presence of magic throughout it overall i was struck with wonder throughout the reading of this book sorry i had [...]
Impressive and moving Ok end of review Just kidding, though I m not sure if I have the words because there is so much that the reader experiences that isn t understood but felt.The story is told from two perspectives One from a girl named Rose who lives in the 20s and boy named Ben who lives in the 70s Rose s story is told through pictures and Ben s through words The two stories intertwine in the most fitting way I thought the combination of words and pictures was perfect for the story of Rose a [...]
Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders I ve been wanting to read this beauty of a book for ages now, so when I saw it on the shelves of my library, I was beyond ecstatic.Wonderstruck jumps back and forth between the lives of Ben and Rose, who live fifty years apart from each other It follows how both of them miss someone important and quite mysterious in their lives Ben longs of finding and meeting the father he never met, while Rose is focused on following a certain famous silent a [...]
Wonderstruck, Brian SelznickWonderstruck 2011 is a U.S juvenile fiction novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, who also created The Invention of Hugo Cabret 2007 In Wonderstruck, Selznick continued the narrative approach of using both words and illustrations, this time separating each style in its own story and weaving them together at the end.Ben s story starts in Gunflint Lake, Minnesota in June 1977 He was born deaf in one of his ears Ben s mom, Elaine, was the town librarian, but d [...]
Despite Wonderstruck s 630 pages, I read it within the span of three hours Granted, over 460 of those pages are illustrations, but I still believe this fact attests to Wonderstruck s ability to keep its reader engaged and entertained.Wonderstruck is two stories in one it is Ben s story, and it is Rose s story With the former s being told in words, and the latter s being told in illustrations, this textile tale takes two youngsters, a book, a turtle, a bookstore, a museum, and several supporting [...]
This book wasn t on my radar until my friend Jackie kindly offered to gift me with her copy, which she d read and didn t want to keep and I owe her a big thank you Although I picked it up to read a few days ago primarily because I wanted a quick read and I d determined earlier, in thumbing through it a bit, that much of its daunting thickness was taken up by pictures , it proved to be a reading experience of unexpected depth and emotional power And, yes, wonder We have an earlier work by Selznic [...]
Wonderful Fabulous So special Very clever I liked this book even better than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and that s saying a lot it s even emotionally touching than that first book.Ben Rose Jamie Etc All of them touched me.For not the first time I am tempted to create a new york or nyc shelf.I read this book in one day Rose s story told via pictures and Ben s told via text were both mesmerizing.I have memories of the 1964 New York World s Fair, which is mentioned shown in this story which tak [...]
Wonderstruck is over 600 pages long and I read it in one sitting Yeah, this book is 75% illustrations, but still it s no small fit for a children s book to keep my attention like that.Brian Selznick intertwines two stories together in his Novel in Words and Pictures 12 year old Ben lives in 1977 Minnesota and mourns the death of his mother 50 years earlier a girl flees her New Jersey home and goes to New York Ben s story is told entirely in words, and Rose s in pictures Of course we know that th [...]
4.5My stepson s contemporary ballet company is touring a show with a full act called Stardust set to David Bowie music In the days leading up to the New Orleans performance my husband s youngest granddaughter a 5th grader mentioned to me a book she was reading that quoted a Bowie song The song was Space Oddity and I could tell she was trying to figure out if it was pertinent to the ballet we would soon see It most certainly was Because of this coincidence, I checked out the book for myself.The b [...]
I m not sure why it took me so long to pick this up since I enjoyed The Invention of Hugo Cabret so much I think I still liked that one better, but I love how these two stories set 50 years apart develop together and weave together Brian Selznick is truly an awesome author and storyteller.
Hype What s the point A publisher believes that a book is going to be big so they crank up the old hype machine and do everything in their power to draw attention to it long before its publication date That s what they did for Brian Selznick s Wonderstruck and I was sad to see it As far as I was concerned, Selznick s The Invention of Hugo Cabret was too tough an act to follow Here you had a book that managed to get hundreds of librarians across the nation of America to redefine in their own mind [...]
I definitely missed the boat somehow on this book Rather than feeling smarter than all my friends who rated this four or five stars they all did which is what bad or mediocre reviews of well loved books sometimes sound like I feel dumber, because I sense that there must be something I m missing.I read the first third of the book in one gulp and remember being fascinated Several weeks went by before I was able to get back to it That might have had something to do with it, or maybe I was just in t [...]
I m such a huge fan of Brian Selznick because he s a master at constructing stories And not only that, but stories that intersect art and prose BEAUTIFULLY This was no exception I love that this book focuses on two separate stories and timelines, but they find relevancy to the other in the end It was absolutely fascinating and I read 300 pages of this in one sitting because it just flies by I found the focus on deaf characters especially heightened the importance of telling one of these stories [...]
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This book is definitely stunning I adored it right from page one and I ve had it on my wishlist for years before I finally got it given to me at Christmas time I am so, so happy I made time to finally read and enjoy it this week becuase it is truly something magical although it s technically got no real magic This book is unique for the way it is told and the story it tells which really resonated with me and touched me in many ways.First off, let s talk about the format of this book This is no o [...]
I opened this book with an almost giddy feeling of anticipation, knowing I d love it but not knowing quite what to expect It s fun if you don t know too much, so I ll try to share my excitement without revealing plot details Wonderstruck weaves together two stories One is told with words, the other with masterful drawings Ben Wilson and Rose Kincaid are separated by 50 years, but they have some things in common Both are longing for a missing parent Both have lost their hearing They re about the [...]
Devrik c mlelerim i in imdiden z r diliyorum Hislerimi yans tmakta zorlan yor, kelimeleri bir t rl toparlam yorum bu da b yle kals n.Ah nsan n kalbine i leyen, ruhuna dokunan yle g zel bir hikayesi vard ki Kutup Y ld z n n, b ylesini bulmak ok OK zor ger ekten.Bookstagram hesab mda dile getirmi tim kitap 600 k sur sayfa olmas na ra men sayfalar n yar s n ill strasyonlar kapl yor.Ama bu izimler at yorum Vah i Orman kitab nda ki gibi de il nk kitapta izimler ayr , yaz lar ayr hikayeyi anlat yor Ku [...]
El mundo estaba lleno de maravillas Creo que es de los libros m s bonitos que he tenido la suerte de leer y para fortuna m a, tiene a favor todo lo que libros como Aristoteles y Dante tuvieron en contra una bella y bien formada historia de amistad En este libro podemos empatizar m s con el mundo de los sordos, con las personas que viven rodeadas de misterios y sobretodo, con aquellos que intentan encontrar su lugar.De los libros mas maravillosos y esperanzadores que he le do en toda mi vida p.d [...]
En billedsk n oplevelse med f ord Det var pr cis, hvad denne bog indeholdte Vi f lger to personer Ben og Rose hvor vi f r Bens historie p skrift, og Roses historie i billeder De foreg r med 50 rs mellemrum, og man f lger dem skiftevis, og man ender med at flyve igennem bogen, n rmest mens man holder vejret Brian Selznick laver altid de flotteste tegninger, og man kan sidde og stirre sig blindt p deres sk nhed Der er s mange detaljer, og det giver virkelig S meget til historien.Jeg n d at f lge b [...]
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Although there were too many coincidences, I thought this book was amazing I want to read it again and look for the allusions to Konigsburg that Selznick mentions in his author s notes.
Is it possible to give than five stars s been a long time since a book had such an emotional impact on me I am wonderstruck.
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Weighing in at around 630 pages, Wonderstruck is not particularly a commute friendly book However, as a large part of the story is told through illustrations, it s also a book that can be read quickly fortunately for me, as there was simply no way I could carry this around as per my usual reading habits Wonderstruck tells two intersecting stories, beginning decades apart Ben and Rose are two characters who understand what is it like to miss something, and to feel alone It s this sense of yearnin [...]
Asl nda hepimiz bir ukurun ortas nday z Fark yaratan tek ey, baz lar ukura bakarken di erlerinin y ld zlara bak yor olmas Sizde zel izimleri ve bir o kadar zel kalemleri seviyorsan z okunmas gereken bir kitap Kutup Y ld z a rt c bir anlat m, b y leyici illustrasyonlar ve etkileyici bir son
Just as magical as The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Ben remembered reading about curators in Wonderstruck , and thought about what it meant to curate your own life What would it be like to pick and choose the objects and stories that would go into your own cabinet of wonders How would been curate his own life And then, thinking about his museum box, and his house, and his books, and the secret room, he realized he d already begun doing it Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders And this book is a wonder It s the whole package , full of [...]