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Ben en Rose verlangen beiden stiekem naar een ander leven. Ben verlangt naar zijn vader, die hij nooit heeft gekend, terwijl Rose droomt over een mysterieuze actrice, wier leven ze bijhoudt in haar schetsboek.Wanneer Ben tot een wonderbaarlijke ontdekking komt in de kamer van zijn moeder en Rose een verleidelijke krantenkop leest, gaan de kinderen er in hun eentje op uit o ...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by de Boekerij (first published September 13th 2011)
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Cara
Impressive and moving. Ok end of review. Just kidding, though I'm not sure if I have the words because there is so much that the reader experiences that isn't understood but felt.

The story is told from two perspectives. One from a girl named Rose who lives in the 20s and boy named Ben who lives in the 70s. Rose's story is told through pictures and Ben's through words. The two stories intertwine in the most fitting way.

I thought the combination of words and pictures was perfect for the story of
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Natalie
“Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders.”

I’ve been wanting to read this beauty of a book for ages now, so when I saw it on the shelves of my library, I was beyond ecstatic.

Wonderstruck jumps back and forth between the lives of Ben and Rose, who live fifty years apart from each other. It follows how both of them miss someone important and quite mysterious in their lives. Ben longs of finding and meeting the father he never met, while Rose is more focused on following a certain famous
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Lora
Jan 31, 2012 Lora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Brian Selznick and illustrated children's fiction
Shelves: lib-read
Despite Wonderstruck's 630 pages, I read it within the span of three hours. Granted, over 460 of those pages are illustrations, but I still believe this fact attests to Wonderstruck's ability to keep its reader engaged and entertained.

Wonderstruck is two stories in one: it is Ben's story, and it is Rose's story. With the former's being told in words, and the latter's being told in illustrations, this textile tale takes two youngsters, a book, a turtle, a bookstore, a museum, and several supporti
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Werner
Nov 11, 2016 Werner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers open to something different
Recommended to Werner by: My Goodreads friend Jackie
This book wasn't on my radar until my Goodreads friend Jackie kindly offered to gift me with her copy, which she'd read and didn't want to keep; and I owe her a big "thank you!" Although I picked it up to read a few days ago primarily because I wanted a quick read (and I'd determined earlier, in thumbing through it a bit, that much of its daunting thickness was taken up by pictures), it proved to be a reading experience of unexpected depth and emotional power. (And, yes, wonder!)

We have an earli
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Lisa Vegan
Wonderful! Fabulous! So special! Very clever!

I liked this book even better than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and that’s saying a lot. it’s even more emotionally touching than that first book.

Ben. Rose. Jamie. Etc. All of them touched me.

For not the first time I am tempted to create a new-york or nyc shelf.

I read this book in one day. Rose’s story told via pictures and Ben’s told via text were both mesmerizing.

I have memories of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, which is mentioned/”shown” in this
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Gypsy
Feb 23, 2016 Gypsy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
راستش با تمام تعریف و تمجیدهایی که شنیدم، فک کردم وختی تمومش کنم، پنج میدم. ولی داستانش- برای من- در حد دو بود. گرچه بار عاطفی ِ اثر خیلی درگیرکننده ساخته شده بود. اما بهلحاظ داستانی.. البته خب توقع منم زیاده، مخاطبش من نیستم که. :دی ولی بار عظیم داستان و روایتپردازی رو، تصاویرش بهدوش میکشیدن که جداً محشر بودن! من چنتاشونو هی برمیگشتم نیگا میکردم حین خوندن و پر از داستان و احساسات قشنگ میشدم. ولی یکی از ایرادات ِ وارده رو، اغراق میدونم. گفتم که بار عاطفیش قشنگ بود و شیرین. ولی گاهی دل آدمو میزد. ...more
Tatiana
Jul 26, 2011 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tatiana by: Kirkus
Wonderstruck is over 600 pages long and I read it in one sitting. Yeah, this book is 75% illustrations, but still it's no small fit for a children's book to keep my attention like that.

Brian Selznick intertwines two stories together in his Novel in Words and Pictures. 12-year old Ben lives in 1977 Minnesota and mourns the death of his mother. 50 years earlier a girl flees her New Jersey home and goes to New York. Ben's story is told entirely in words, and Rose's - in pictures.

Of course we know
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Teresa
May 01, 2017 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5

My stepson's contemporary ballet company is touring a show with a full act called “Stardust” set to David Bowie music. In the days leading up to the New Orleans performance my husband’s youngest granddaughter (a 5th-grader) mentioned to me a book she was reading that quoted a Bowie song. The song was “Space Oddity” and I could tell she was trying to figure out if it was pertinent to the ballet we would soon see. (It most certainly was.) Because of this coincidence, I checked out the book for
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Wendy
I definitely missed the boat somehow on this book. Rather than feeling smarter than all my friends who rated this four or five stars (they all did)--which is what bad or mediocre reviews of well-loved books sometimes sound like--I feel dumber, because I sense that there must be something I'm missing.

I read the first third of the book in one gulp and remember being fascinated. Several weeks went by before I was able to get back to it. That might have had something to do with it, or maybe I was ju
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Connor
Feb 02, 2017 Connor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure why it took me so long to pick this up since I enjoyed The Invention of Hugo Cabret so much. I think I still liked that one better, but I love how these two stories set 50 years apart develop together and weave together. Brian Selznick is truly an awesome author and storyteller.
Betsy
Jun 25, 2011 Betsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hype. What’s the point? A publisher believes that a book is going to be big so they crank up the old hype machine and do everything in their power to draw attention to it long before its publication date. That’s what they did for Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck and I was sad to see it. As far as I was concerned, Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret was too tough an act to follow. Here you had a book that managed to get hundreds of librarians across the nation of America to redefine in their own ...more
Kaitlin
Feb 18, 2016 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is definitely stunning. I adored it right from page one and I've had it on my wishlist for years before I finally got it given to me at Christmas time. I am so, so happy I made time to finally read and enjoy it this week becuase it is truly something magical (although it's technically got no 'real' magic). This book is unique for the way it is told and the story it tells which really resonated with me and touched me in many ways.

First off, let's talk about the format of this book. This
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Victor Casas
Jan 04, 2017 Victor Casas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"El mundo estaba lleno de maravillas"
Creo que es de los libros más bonitos que he tenido la suerte de leer y para fortuna mía, tiene a favor todo lo que libros como Aristoteles y Dante tuvieron en contra: una bella y bien formada historia de amistad. En este libro podemos empatizar más con el mundo de los sordos, con las personas que viven rodeadas de misterios y sobretodo, con aquellos que intentan encontrar su lugar.
De los libros mas "maravillosos" y esperanzadores que he leído en toda mi vida
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Mayra Sigwalt
Apr 21, 2015 Mayra Sigwalt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: livros-que-tenho
Que livro lindo!!! Estou arrasada!! Uma história tão delicada, tão bonita e apesar de triste, cheia de esperança!
Adorei,adorei!
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
I opened this book with an almost giddy feeling of anticipation, knowing I'd love it but not knowing quite what to expect. It's more fun if you don't know too much, so I'll try to share my excitement without revealing plot details.

Wonderstruck weaves together two stories. One is told with words, the other with masterful drawings. Ben Wilson and Rose Kincaid are separated by 50 years, but they have some things in common. Both are longing for a missing parent. Both have lost their hearing. They'r
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Rikke Simonsen
En billedskøn oplevelse med få ord! Det var præcis, hvad denne bog indeholdte. Vi følger to personer - Ben og Rose - hvor vi får Bens historie på skrift, og Roses historie i billeder. De foregår med 50 års mellemrum, og man følger dem skiftevis, og man ender med at flyve igennem bogen, nærmest mens man holder vejret. Brian Selznick laver altid de flotteste tegninger, og man kan sidde og stirre sig blindt på deres skønhed. Der er så mange detaljer, og det giver virkelig SÅ meget til historien.

Jeg
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Ömer
Oct 18, 2016 Ömer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5

Kitaba BAYILDIM! Kitabın formatı hayatımda gördüğüm en orijinal fikir olabilir. Yorumu için: http://kronikokur.blogspot.com.tr/201...
Larnacouer  de SH
Oct 20, 2016 Larnacouer de SH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves to illustration book which is deep and good story in it
Devrik cümlelerim için şimdiden özür diliyorum. Hislerimi yansıtmakta zorlanıyor, kelimeleri bir türlü toparlamıyorum bu da böyle kalsın.

Ah! İnsanın kalbine işleyen, ruhuna dokunan öyle güzel bir hikayesi vardı ki Kutup Yıldızının, böylesini bulmak çok ÇOK zor gerçekten.

Bookstagram hesabımda dile getirmiştim; kitap 600 küsur sayfa olmasına rağmen sayfaların yarısını illüstrasyonlar kaplıyor.
Ama bu çizimler atıyorum Vahşi Orman kitabında ki gibi değil çünkü; kitapta çizimler ayrı, yazılar ayrı hi
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Reynje
Weighing in at around 630 pages, Wonderstruck is not particularly a commute-friendly book. However, as a large part of the story is told through illustrations, it’s also a book that can be read quickly – fortunately for me, as there was simply no way I could carry this around as per my usual reading habits.

Wonderstruck tells two intersecting stories, beginning decades apart. Ben and Rose are two characters who understand what is it like to miss something, and to feel alone. It’s this sense of y
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Donalyn
Although there were too many coincidences, I thought this book was amazing. I want to read it again and look for the allusions to Konigsburg that Selznick mentions in his author's notes.
Scot
Dec 03, 2011 Scot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is it possible to give more than five stars?....it's been a long time since a book had such an emotional impact on me. I am wonderstruck.
Aviendha
Nov 18, 2016 Aviendha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aslında hepimiz bir çukurun ortasındayız. Fark yaratan tek şey, bazıları çukura bakarken diğerlerinin yıldızlara bakıyor olması.

Sizde özel çizimleri ve bir o kadar özel kalemleri seviyorsanız okunması gereken bir kitap Kutup Yıldızı. Şaşırtıcı bir anlatım, büyüleyici illustrasyonlar ve etkileyici bir son...
Amirmahna
سبک "سینمارمان" سبک خیلی خیلی خوب و جدیدیست که واقعاً برای نوجوانان امروزی سبکیست درخور و بهروز
مبدع سبک هم همین آقای ریان سلزنیک هست. نویسندۀ کتابهای اختراع هوگو و شگفتزده
ولی خب این دوتا کتاب واقعاً باهم قابل قیاس نیستند
اختراع هوگو همهچیزش خوب بود، ولی این کتاب فقط سبکش خیلی خوبه
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Kathryn
"Ben remembered reading about curators in 'Wonderstruck', and thought about what it meant to curate your own life... What would it be like to pick and choose the objects and stories that would go into your own cabinet [of wonders]? How would been curate *his* own life? And then, thinking about his museum box, and his house, and his books, and the secret room, he realized he'd already begun doing it. Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders."

And this book is a wonder! It's "the whole pa
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Jessica
Jun 15, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is such a good book. There are two stories going on at once; One is written through pictures, the other through words. It bounces between the two.

In one story, the one conveyed through words, we have a boy trying to figure out where he belongs after the death of his mother. In the beginning of the story he is deaf in one ear, after an accident he loses all of his hearing. One night while going through his mother's belongings he finds a clue to the identity of his father. He follows this c
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick
نویسنده: «برایان سلزنیک»، مترجم: «رضی هیرمندی»، موضوع: رمان و مجموعه داستان نوجوان، گروه سنی: نوجوان، نوبت چاپ: ۲، تاریخ چاپ: ۱۳۹۱، تعداد صفحات: ۶۹۶ صفحه، قطع: رقعی، نوع جلد: شومیز، شماره شابک: ۲-۷۹۵-۳۶۹-۹۶۴-۹۷۸

شگفتزده دومین اثر «برایان سلزنیک» است، که نشر افق آن را در مجموعه کتابهای «سینما رمان» منتشر کرده. براساس رمان نخست ایشان با عنوان «اختراع هوگو کابره»، فیلمی به کارگردانی «مارتین اسکورسیزی» ساخته شده که جوایزی جهانی دریافت کرده است. از متن: «مادر انگشتهایش را ر
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ade_reads
Jan 28, 2017 ade_reads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WONDERSTRUCK, sebuah buku yang tidak hanya memberikan pengalaman membaca yang mengejutkan tapi juga menakjubkan :D

Terdapat dua point of view pada buku ini. Pertama, point of view atau sudut pandang dari tokoh seorang anak bernama Ben yang dideskripsikan dalam bentuk teks dan paragraf. Elaine, ibu Ben telah meninggal dunia. Berbekal sebuah pembatas buku, Ben pergi meninggalkan tempat tinggalnya di Gunflint Lake, menuju New York untuk mencari ayahnya. Kedua, point of view dari tokoh anak perempuan
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Sarah
Perhaps it's the over reaching title, or the unavoidable comparison to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, but Brian Selznick's newest offering in his unique storytelling format felt a bit underwhelming. Once again we have an orphan searching for his meaning in a mysterious, little known humanities offshoot. Like Hugo, we meet Ben when he is 12 year's old and has recently become alone in the world, this time, in a 1977 Minnesota world. As Ben searches through his mother's things, he discovers some clu ...more
Joe
Jun 01, 2012 Joe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
The cover and physical volume of Wonderstruck scream 'Harry Potter.' And much of the content is similar; both stories feature themes regarding the power of learning, dead parents and childhood struggles. Unfortunately, this tale proves a hodgepodge of inconsistent characters, unexplained coincidences and so many different 'learning is magic' moments (regarding books, chambers of wonder, silent movies, astronomy, museums and miniature cities) that its hard to imagine children being properly engag ...more
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Hello there. My name is Brian Selznick and I’m the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I was born in 1966 in New Jersey. I have a sister who is a teacher, a brother who is a brain surgeon, and five nephews and one niece. I studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and after I graduated from college I worked at Eeyore’s Books for Children in New York City. I learned all about ...more
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“Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for.” 911 likes
“Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders.” 31 likes
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