Search Results: "Brian Selznick"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUDINI BOX by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A historical note is appended. (Fiction/Young Reader. 6-10)"
A fervent admirer of Houdini, ten-year-old Victor tries to emulate his feats, but to no avail: getting out of locked trunks and holding his breath for 5000 seconds are beyond his powers. Read full book review >

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THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. (notes) (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In the final volume of a trilogy connected by theme, structural innovation, and exquisite visual storytelling, Selznick challenges readers to see. Read full book review >

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WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually stunning, completely compelling, Wonderstruck demonstrates a mastery and maturity that proves that, yes, lightning can strike twice. (Historical fiction. 9 & up)"
Brian Selznick didn't have to do it. Read full book review >

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THE BOY OF A THOUSAND FACES by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Nicely done. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Selznick (Barnyard Prayers, p. 120, etc.) illustrates this beguiling tale of a monster-mad lad with a mix of lurid film stills and masterfully rendered, dramatically under-lit portraits in pencil. Read full book review >

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THE ROBOT KING by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"The Robot King, with its mannequin's head and packed, indistinct body half-hidden beneath a long velvet jacket, cuts an oddly elegant figure, and the human faces are rendered with a sad, composed beauty. (Fiction. 9-12)"
From the author of The Houdini Box (1991), a haunting, enigmatic tale of two lonely children who create something wonderful. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Fade to black and cue the applause! (notes, film credits) (Fiction. 9-12)"
From Selznick's ever-generative mind comes a uniquely inventive story told in text, sequential art and period photographs and film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLL FACE HAS A PARTY! by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Funny in a subtle, knowing way. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
If there is one thing Doll Face loves, it's a good party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Marketing froth, mostly, but with tidbits for budding fans of cinema's history. (place, movie and website lists, thumbnail biographies of cast and crew) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Timed just to precede the scheduled release of the film version of Selznick's Caldecott-winner, a chubby compendium of stills interspersed with background notes and interviews. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL STORY by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Indeed, it 'grabs hold of yourheart and never lets go.' (Fiction. 10-12)"
A world-class charmer, Clements (The Janitor's Boy, 2000, etc.) woos aspiring young authors—as well as grown up publishers, editors, agents, parents, teachers, and even reviewers—with this tongue-in-cheek tale of a 12-year-old novelist's triumphant debut. Read full book review >