The Robot King (Hardcover)

By Brian Selznick

HarperCollins, 9780060244934, 80pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 1995

List Price: 13.95*
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"Ezra, a mute since his mother's death, compulsively collects small things that older sister Lucy uses to craft mechanical toys. When she assembles a man-sized figure and inserts their mother's music box as a heart, it comes to life—and what a life! Readers will respond to this...haunting, enigmatic tale of two lonely children who create something wonderful."—K.

About the Author

Brian Selznick is the illustrator of many books for children, among them the Caldecott Honor book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, as well as his own The Boy of a Thousand Faces and The Houdini Box. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.