The Marvels

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By Brian Selznick
Publisher Scholastic Press
The Marvels
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A breathtaking new voyage from Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Two standalone storiesthe first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prosecreate 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 Nightingales 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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38930 words38,930 words
672 pages672 pages
Lexile 770LLexile 770L
Grade 5 to H+Grade 5 to H+
Age 10-18Age 10-18
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0545448689

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