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The Houdini Box

release date: Oct 07, 2008
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The Houdini Box
A chance encounter with Harry Houdini leaves a small boy in possession of a mysterious box--one that might hold the secrets to the greatest magic tricks ever performed.

Kaleidoscope

release date: Sep 21, 2021
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Kaleidoscope
An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. A ship. A garden. A library. A key. In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each reader. Kaleidoscope is a feat of storytelling that illuminates how even the wildest tales can help us in the hardest times.

The Marvels

release date: Sep 15, 2015
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The Marvels
A MESMERIZING ADVENTURE ABOUT THE POWER OF STORY Two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-come together with seamless, ingenious synergy! We open in 1766 with a visual story: Young Billy Marvel becomes the lone survivor of a shipwreck. Returned to London, he grows up in a theater, where we follow the dramatic trials and triumphs of his progenyover five generations...We cut to 1990 with a narrative story: Lost and alone, and on the brink of expulsion from yet another boarding school, Joseph impulsively runs away to search for his best friend. He finds himself swept up with an erratic man in a strange and beautiful house full of secrets-secrets that compel Joseph on a treasure hunt.

Wonderstruck

release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Wonderstruck
Employing the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator once again takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey that tells the story of 12-year-old Ben, who leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and there meets Rose, who is also longing for something that is missing from her life.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

release date: Jan 01, 2007
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Introduces the true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.

Wonderstruck

release date: Sep 15, 2015
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Wonderstruck
Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick's #1 NY Times bestseller is now available in ebook form! Exquisitely produced, it offers a unique reading experience, you'll want both the print and ebook editions! Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. 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 headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories -- Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures -- weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful -- with over 460 pages of original artwork -- Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

Teen Book Club Kit- Set 1, for Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

release date: Sep 15, 2015
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Selznick's Caldecott Medal winner and #1 NY Times bestseller is now available in ebook form! Exquisitely produced, it offers a reading experience so unique, you'll want both the print and ebook editions! Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks -- like the gears of the clock he keeps -- with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. With 284 pages of original drawings, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

release date: Jan 01, 2018
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye
Baby Monkey, private eye, will investigate stolen jewels, missing pizzas, and other mysteries--if he can manage to figure out how to put his pants on.
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