Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mailbox Monday for September 19

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Amused by Books is hosting for the month of September. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (from Scholastic for review)

Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

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.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. This sounds like a captivating story! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    Enjoy your reading!

  2. I still need to read The Invention of Hugh Cabret. And this one looks great too.

  3. Did you know there's a movie coming out based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret? I definitely want to read that it before the movie comes out. Wonderstruck sounds good, too.

  4. Looks like a good one! Have a fab week!

  5. This sounds like a good read. I may have to check this out. Both the story and the artwork have caught my attention.

  6. sounds like an interesting read.

  7. I'm in love with the cover so I hope the stories are just as good!

  8. Oh I am so jealous that you got Wonderstruck for review! I may have to ask you to borrow it when you're done... :)

    Have you read The Invention of Hugo Cabret? It's fantastic!

  9. Your blurb makes me thirsty to read this one now. After reading Avis' envy - i have to look for these books. wish me luck :)


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