Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story
in 1927 is told entirely in pictures.
Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father,
Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in
his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself
to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing.
Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, WONDERSTRUCK is a staggering
achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.
Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes's eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Mu oz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.