Tween author Brian Selznick at library on Oct. 27

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on October 25, 2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Author Brian Selznick will appear at the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, Oct 27 at 7:00 pm. Reads the review of his latest book Wonderstruck: “In a return to the eye-popping style of his Caldecott-award winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick’s latest masterpiece, Wonderstruck, is a vision of imagination and storytelling . In the first of two alternating stories, Ben is struck deaf moments after discovering a clue to his father’s identity, but undaunted, he follows the clue’s trail to the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Flash to Rose’s story, told simultaneously through pictures, who has also followed the trail of a loved one to the museum–only 50 years before Ben. Selnick’s beautifully detailed illustrations draw the reader inside the museum’s myriad curiosities and wonders, following Ben and Rose in their search for connection. Ultimately, their lives collide in a surprising and inspired twist that is breathtaking and life-affirming.”

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