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The Marvels
Author: Brian Selznick

ISBN: 9780545448680
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1 October 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 15.5 x 5.9
Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and delivers a moving and mesmerizing adventure about the power of story.

Two seemingly unrelated stories -- one in words, the other in pictures -- come together with spellbinding synergy! 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.

How the picture and word stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick's storytelling prowess. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

About the Author

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator of The New York Times bestsellers The Inve...

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