A Novel in Words and PicturesBook - 2011
Featured Blogs and Events
One of my favorite small wonders of Lawrence is the architectural model of the University of Kansas campus, currently located on the 3rd Floor of the Kansas Union. My kids love it as much as I do, so we worried when it disappeared earlier this year. Much to our relief, it reappeared a few months later with a much needed update. Gone now is McCollum Hall, of course, but there are a bunch of… (more)
From Library Staff
LPL_DanC Nov 09, 2017
Todd Haynes new film adaptation of Wonderstruck was a hit at the Cannes Film Fest and looks to be almost as beautiful as the book. From Brian Selznick, whose Invention of Hugo Cabret introduced the 300+ page picture book for middle grade readers. Not to be missed! (And who knew there is a scal... Read More »
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
green_chicken_614 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
blue_cat_14214 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 14
red_hummingbird_173 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
orange_tiger_1474 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
SummaryAdd a Summary
This book tells about two people that are deaf and about there story it was very hard.
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.
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!
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.
There are no notices for this title yet.