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Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures

Selznick, Brian2011
Books, Manuscripts
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. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories - Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures - weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful - with over 460 pages of original artwork - Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.
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Selznick, Brian, author, illustrator
New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
637 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-637)
Upper primary
Christmas -- Los Tres Reyes -- Blessed candles and a glimpse of family life -- Memories of old family dinners -- Meriendas del Campo -- Bailes de Cascarones -- Holy Week and Easter -- Feast Days and Christenings -- Various religious feasts -- The Portiuncula -- Death of Fray Junipero Serra, August 28, 1784 -- Feast of St. Francis of Assisi -- November Days -- San Carlos Day -- Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Schneider Family Book Award, 2012.
9780545027892 (hardback)9780545389853 (hardback)
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