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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Am Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick wrote and illustrated his first book, The Houdini Box in 1991.  It was followed by The Robot King in 1995 and The Boy of a Thousand Faces in 2000. Selznick won the 2008 Caldecott Medal with his book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  Five hundred twenty-six pages, over three hundred that are wordless illustrations, tell the story of a boy living hidden in a train station in Paris.   The film version of The Invention of Hugo Cabret directed by Martin Scorsese is still scheduled to be released in 2011.

He garnered a Caldecott Honor Award for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins written by Barbara Kerley.  He has illustrated books for authors Ann M. Martin  and Laura Godwin (The Doll People), Andrew Clements (Frindle), Pam Munoz Ryan (Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride and Riding Freedom) to name just a few.

This fall his most anticipated title, Wonderstruck, which has been read by some already, check out a review by Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes, is guaranteed to be his finest achievement to date. 

View this trailer which was noted in a post by Monica Edinger, teacher and student of children's literature on her blog, educating alice this day.  We readers are in for a rare treat once again created by the hand and mind of Brian Selznick.  Be sure to check out the web site for Brian Selznick by clicking on the link embedded in the title of his Caldecott Award book.

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