About the book:
From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret andWonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage.
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.
Quick thoughts on the book:
At the American Library Association Annual Conference, I was able to pick up an advance copy of THE MARVELS. I read it as soon as I got home. Brian Selznick has taken his art and storytelling to new heights with his latest book. Though I love all of his books, this may have earned a special place in my heart and emotionally moved me the most. If you are like me, you may even need a pack of tissues for the end of the book. Definitely pick this up from your local indie bookstore and create time to read this book when it comes out on Tuesday, September 15th.
Check out the official book trailer:
About the Author:
Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning 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. Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into over 35 languages. He has worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.
Piece together the mystery of THE MARVELS.
Join Joseph, a young boy in 1990 London, as he 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.
Enter to win a copy of The Marvels and The Marvels Jigsaw Puzzle.
Please complete the rafflecopter below to enter for a chance at winning these special prizes.