“Waiting On” Wednesday: Wonderstruck

waiting on wednesday iconMy pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection for this week is:

wonderstruck book coverWonderstruck
By Brian Selznick
Publication date: September 13

Book description from Barnes & Noble:

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.

What’s your pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection for this week? Comment and tell me!


Posted on September 7, 2011, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. A blogger friend read this recently and really loved it. It’s definitely one I’m keeping an eye out for. Great choice! 🙂

    Steph @ Poetry to Prose

  2. This sounds very interesting. Great pick!

  3. This one sounds uniquely fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s MY WOW POST and

  4. We have this, but just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet!

    Here’s our WoW

  5. Oh, I think this os on EVERYONE’S list right now!

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