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The Marvels - Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick
The Marvels
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Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and delivers a moving and mesmerizing adventure about the power of story. Two seemingly unrelated stories -- one in words, the other in pictures -- come together with spellbinding synergy!... show more
Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and delivers a moving and mesmerizing adventure about the power of story. Two seemingly unrelated stories -- one in words, the other in pictures -- come together with spellbinding synergy! 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. How the picture and word stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick's storytelling prowess. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780545448680 (0545448689)
ASIN: 0545448689
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Theater come to life
The Marvels is his newest work and combines two stories into one. The first half is told entirely through pictures and is incredibly moving and beautiful. If I didn't convey this before, I find Selznick's art highly compelling and capable of telling a story without words being necessary. That didn't...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
1.0
Wow, this was a disappointment. :|The first part about the Marvel family was AMAZING! I loved it and at that time my rating was still 5 stars. But then that part ended and we got to the part of Joseph. Which was all in text. Which is not a problem if only it wasn't so dull, boring, bland, and oh hey...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
2.0 The Marvels
The Marvels was not as good as Brian Selznick's other books. The first three quarters of this book was pictures, with the last quarter being text, and, though it took me a while to figure out what was going on in the picture story, I became quite invested in it. Then I got to the text portion. The c...
Bridget Reads
Bridget Reads rated it
4.5 The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Gorgeous pictures, beautiful story. Slow moments for me, but beautiful still!
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick is one of my favorite artists/writers of all time. This is his third book I've read by him, the first two being The Invention of Hugo Cabret and WonderStruck, and it will not be my last. I will follow this man's work for as long as he continues to create art. I adore his way of story-...
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