The Marvels

Author:   Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick
Publisher:   Scholastic US
ISBN:  

9780545448680


Pages:   672
Publication Date:   01 October 2015
Format:   Hardback
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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.

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Author:   Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick
Publisher:   Scholastic US
Imprint:   Scholastic US
Dimensions:   Width: 14.70cm , Height: 5.60cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   1.383kg
ISBN:  

9780545448680


ISBN 10:   0545448689
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   01 October 2015
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Praise for The Marvels * Selznick s warm, affecting family tale is bittersweet, astonishing, and truly marvelous. -- Booklist, starred review * Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review 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 review


Awards and Praise for THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET (partial listing): 2008 Caldecott Medal winnerNational Book Award Finalist#1 New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Best Illustrated BookLos Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of the YearPublisher'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 review


Praise for The Marvels * Selznick s warm, affecting family tale is bittersweet, astonishing, and truly marvelous. -- Booklist, starred review * Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * As he did in his Caldecott Medal winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick uses a telescoping point of view with great success, bringing the audience effortlessly from the general to the specific, from wide shot to close-up. [A] powerful story about creating lasting art and finding family in unexpected places. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * Complex, entertaining, and full of gorgeous art and writing, this is a powerhouse of a book. -- School Library Journal, starred review 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 review


Praise for The Marvels * Selznick s warm, affecting family tale is bittersweet, astonishing, and truly marvelous. -- Booklist, starred review * Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * As he did in his Caldecott Medal winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick uses a telescoping point of view with great success, bringing the audience effortlessly from the general to the specific, from wide shot to close-up. [A] powerful story about creating lasting art and finding family in unexpected places. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * Complex, entertaining, and full of gorgeous art and writing, this is a powerhouse of a book. -- School Library Journal, starred review Once again, Selznick showcases the cinematic style and blend of prose and pictures that he pioneered with The Invention of Hugo Cabret both epic and deeply intimate, this engrossing adventure also reflects on the nature of creativity and storytelling a bookmaking tour de force, this novel is as full of marvels as its title suggests. -- Washington Post M]asterfully illustrated a thrilling and poignant journey -- Wall Street Journal [A] rich and surprising reading experience. -- New York Times 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 review


Author Information

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medalwinning author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was adapted into Martin Scorsese s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. His latest book, The Marvels (September 2015), has already received numerous starred reviews and been hailed by the Huffington Post as a gorgeous work of art. Selznick s books have garnered accolades worldwide and have been translated into over thirty-five languages. He has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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