Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
If you loved The Invention of Hugo Cabret, like we did, it is your LUCKY DAY!
Here's another amazing book by the same author. Beautiful hardback, half in the same style of mind-boggling illustrations.
But shhh. We're still reading...
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 heading in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these independent stories - Ben's told in words, Rose's in picture - weave back and forth with mesmerising symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder.