Review: Het Wonderkabinet, Brian Selznick

Het Wonderkabinet, Brian Selznick
Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives. Ben longs for his unknown father. Rose scrapbooks a famous silent actress. When Ben finds clues and Rose reads enticing news, the children independently run to New York for what they are missing. Ben's story in words, Rose's in pictures, come together in deafness.

Brian Selznick is the illustrator of many celebrated picture books and novels. Selznick has worked as a bookseller, a set designer, and a puppeteer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

Another beautiful and vulnerable story by Selznick. His stories really come to life with the drawings. They are so wonderful and there is so much to see. I can spend hours reading the book just looking at them. I really enjoyed this story between Rose and Ben. Roses story was drawn and it did take me some time to understand what exactly was going on though it was clear she was unhappy. Both their adventures are exciting and a pleasure to go along with.

Het Wonderkabinet
Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: de Boekerij
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789022561539
Original title: Wonderstruck
Het Wonderkabinet
5 stars

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