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The Marvels

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 55.88mm | 1,383.46g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545448689
  • 9780545448680
  • 14,003

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Awards and Praise for "The Invention ""of"" Hugo"" Cabret "(partial listing): 2008 Caldecott Medal winner National Book Award Finalist #1 New York Times Bestseller New York Times Best Illustrated Book Los Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of the Year Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year * "A true masterpiece." - "Publisher's Weekly," starred review "Evokes wonder...like a silent film on paper." - "The New York Times" * "Shatters conventions." - "School Library Journal," starred review * "Complete genius." -" The Horn Book," starred reviewshow more

About Brian Selznick

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.show more

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13,986 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (4,423)
3 18% (2,571)
2 6% (836)
1 5% (715)
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