In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable
artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two
seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with
“The illustrations take you by the hand, and they don’t
let go” – The Guardian
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.
Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and
heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick’s most arresting art
to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power
A stunning gift to be treasured for a lifetime.
Perfect for fans of theatre, history and stunning artwork
Brian’s first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret,
as the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal,
the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture
books & made into a feature length film. HUGO, directed by Martin
Scorsese and starring Jude Law
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