The Marvels

Awards:   Commended for Cybils (Graphic Novel Elem/Mid) 2015 Commended for Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2017
Author:   Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick ,  Brian Selznick
Publisher:   Scholastic US
ISBN:  

9780545448680


Pages:   640
Publication Date:   15 September 2015
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Format:   Hardback
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The Marvels


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Awards

  • Commended for Cybils (Graphic Novel Elem/Mid) 2015
  • Commended for Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2017

Overview

A MESMERIZING ADVENTURE ABOUT THE POWER OF STORY Two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-come together with seamless, ingenious synergy! We open in 1766 with a visual story: Young Billy Marvel becomes the lone survivor of a shipwreck. Returned to London, he grows up in a theater, where we follow the dramatic trials and triumphs of his progenyover five generations...We cut to 1990 with a narrative story: Lost and alone, and on the brink of expulsion from yet another boarding school, Joseph impulsively runs away to search for his best friend. He finds himself swept up with an erratic man in a strange and beautiful house full of secrets-secrets that compel Joseph on a treasure hunt.

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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:   640
Publication Date:   15 September 2015
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
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 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.

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