Author Gregory Maguire recommends Wonderstruck, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick. “Wonderstruck! How couldn’t I love it? Brian Selznick’s story of several disparate adventures converges with the force of the sky-born sizzle depicted on the beautiful cover. Brian has pioneered and perfected an art of emulation of film techniques, but as effective as they are, they’re always in service to his story. I love Ben and I love Rose, and I adore this book. So do my kids, who find other long books difficult or impossible… but not this one. (Not The Invention of Hugo Cabret, either.)”
Wonderstruck (Scholastic, 2011) is recommended for ages 8-12.
Be sure to check out Maguire’s novel Egg & Spoon (Candlewick Press, 2014).
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