A Novel in Words and Pictures
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In two intertwining stories - one told in words and the other only in pictures - an orphan and a lonely deaf girl find common ground in New York City despite very different lives and experiences.
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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.
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