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Avatar for Grandma Barbara Grandma Barbara said:
Good. Two converging stories. Until they meet, the flashback is in pictures only and the current time is in words. Very nicely done. A 600 page childrens book but more than half pictures and many very short chapters. This is my first experience with a graphic novel and I really liked the art: there are no word balloons in the pictures because the heroine is deaf - a nice touch. The pictures of Gunflint Trail wolves are fantastic.
posted Nov 25, 2011 at 10:10AM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Brian Selznick’s debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, won the Caldecott Medal. Selznick’s second book, Wonderstruck, continues to push the boundaries of the illustrated novel format. Just as Hugo Cabret told a good portion of its story through full-page black-and-white drawings, Wonderstruck is also full of Selznick’s trademark illustrations. But this time, half the novel is told through pictures alone—the story of Rose, a girl in the 1920s who becomes enchanted with a beautiful actress. Ben’s story, set in 1977 as he runs away from home, is told in words. Combined, the stories of Rose and Ben offer tales of mystery and intrigue that wind and weld through a union of art and prose. Selznick has become an expert at mixing elements of the novel, graphic novel, picture book, and film, and Wonderstruck continues to cement his reputation as a visionary in his field.
posted Dec 13, 2011 at 2:57PM
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posted Jul 31, 2012 at 6:49PM
isabella said:
this book is so so so good that I can not stop reading it!!!! It takes many twist and turns the pictures tell you so much more. one thing to look for is the other story. why read this? it is suprising this might take awel too read but it is so wroth it so go get now befor there gone go now hurry or just take your time if you want but don't so go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted Mar 8, 2013 at 12:49PM
Isabella said:
If you like unexpected books you should read Wonderstruck. It is really interesting in many different ways. I think you should read it!
posted Mar 13, 2013 at 10:30AM
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