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The Marvels (Hardcover)

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By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews


The Marvels follows many generations of a theater family, starting in 1766,told entirely in stunning drawings for the first 387 pages. On page 390 weenter 1990 and the text story of Joseph Jervis and his mysterious uncle Albert Nightingale who lives in a house that seems to be stuck in the lastcentury. Selznick explores story, truth and family so touchingly that you will hug the book to your heart when you finish.”

— Sharon at Books Inc. in Palo Alto

Description


A breathtaking new voyage from Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.

Two stand-alone stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose--create a beguiling narrative puzzle.

The journey begins at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.

Nearly a century later, runaway Joseph Jervis seeks refuge with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.

A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two stories connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.

About the Author


Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes's eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545448680
ISBN-10: 0545448689
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 672
Language: English