From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage.Read our review of THE MARVELS here! *Spoiler Alert! We loved it!
In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories—the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose—together create a beguiling narrative puzzle.
The journey begins on a ship 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, Joseph Jervis runs away from school and 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 narratives connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.
Check out the incredible book trailer and see the story behind its creation here.
Brian Selznick is setting out on a multi-city tour to celebrate the release of The Marvels! Click here to find out where to meet Brian Selznick on his tour for #THEMARVELS http://bit.ly/1NZi73y.
photo credit: Jamey Mazzie
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Piece together the mystery!
One (1) winner receives
- Branded THE MARVELS Puzzle
- A copy of THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick
About the Tour:
YOU EITHER SEE IT OR YOU DON’T – TEASER TOUR.
Piece together the mystery of THE MARVELS.
Join Joseph, a young boy in 1990 London, as her pieces together clues found in his uncle’s mysterious house. Who are the Marvels? And how are they connected to Joseph?
Follow the YOU EITHER SEE IT OR YOU DON’T tour to hear mysterious recordings by Brian Selznick, get a sneak peek at artwork from the book, and discover souvenirs from inside THE MARVELS house. What do they mean? You either see it or you don’t.
September 7th – TheBookSmugglers.com
September 8th – Hypable.com
September 9th – SuperSpaceChick.com
September 10th – TheReadingRoom.com
September 11th – PopWrapped.com
*samples and prizing are provided by Scholastic