Posted in Books for Assignment #6

WONDERSTRUCK

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Selznick, B. (2007). Wonderstruck. NY: Scholastic.

Throughout Selznick’s work, Ben is searching for the father he never knew  while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. Ben’s story is told through prose while Rose’s is told through illustrations. Although taking place in two different time periods, their stories intertwine as they both end up at the American Museum of Natural History in search of solving their own puzzle.

Textbook Assignment:

Differences-

This novel is an intertwining story of two characters’ lives, Ben and Rose, told through pictures and words separately.

How to Sell the Book-

Wonderstruck is perfect for the student who loves a challenging read. Since the stories of Ben and Rose are told separately through words and pictures, Selznick’s storytelling creates a sense of mystery for the reader.

Three Books by the Same Author-

  1. The Marvels (2015)
    1. Similar- the same interweaving of two stories in pictures and prose

 

  • The Doll People (2003) Written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin

 

    1. Different- different story structure with Selznick’s illustrations

 

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007)

 

    1. Similar- the same interweaving of two stories in pictures and prose

Lesson Plan

 

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