The Marvels

The Marvels

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In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable
artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two
seemingly unrelated stories - one in words, the other in pictures
- with spellbinding synergy.
"The illustrations take you by the hand, and they don't let
go" - The Guardian

The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone
survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family
of actors over five generations.

The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run
away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London,
where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries.

Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and
heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art
to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of

A stunning gift to be treasured for a lifetime.

Perfect for fans of theatre, history and beautiful pencil artwork

Brian's first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was
the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal, the
first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books
& made into a feature length film, HUGO, directed by Martin Scorsese
and starring Jude Law
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 155 x 221 x 55mm | 1,370g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781407159454
  • 45,867

Rating details

19,461 ratings
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3 18% (3,502)
2 5% (1,049)
1 4% (771)
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