Wonderstruck

wonderstruckBrian Selznik
2011
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Set fifty years apart, two independent stories – Ben »s told in words and 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.
Ever since his mom died, Ben feels lost.
At home with her father, Rose feels alone.
He is searching for someone, but he is not sure who.
She is searching for something, but she is not sure what.
When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mom »s room,
When a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose,
Both children risk everything to find what »s missing.
With over 460 pages of original drawings and playing with the form he invented 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. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.
(chapter.indigo.ca)

Les enfants de la force

enfants_force_0Kevin J. Anderson et Rebecca Moesta
1997
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Jacen et Jaina, les enfants jumeaux de la princesse Leïa et de Han Solo, ont désormais intégré l’académie jedi fondée par leur oncle, Luke Skywalker. C’est accompagnés de leurs amis Tenel Ka et Lowbacca qu’ils découvriront la carcasse d’un vieil appareil de l’ancien Imperium, écrasé dans la jungle de Yavin 4 quelques vingt années plus tôt. Bien déterminés à le réparer et à découvrir son potentiel, ils ne se doutent pas qu’une ancienne menace y est tapie. — Un récit exaltant et mouvementé qui nous fait découvrir l’histoire des descendants des héros de la célèbre série Star Wars.