Search Results: "Brian Selznick"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGWALKER by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A small disappointment is the final painting, to which readers will turn eagerly, and which depicts the father, not in his trademark 'best black suit,' but in far less dapper attire. (Fiction. 6-10)"
This big-hearted, Depression-era, American fairy tale seems to come alive out of a former generation like a well-worn family yarn. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO LONGED FOR A LIFT by Norma Farber
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"A pleasant journey, with repetitive, not singsong, narration. (Picture book. 5-7)"
`` `Who'll offer me a ride?/Who'll carry me far and wide?' '' A lad sets out, hoping for a lift, but after misadventures with a giant trout, a gull, and other creatures, decides that his own two feet are best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARLY’S GHOST by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A great addition to the literature of the (Valentine's) holiday season. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Ben has shut down because Marly, his girlfriend of three years, has died after a long illness. Read full book review >