Brian Selznick is one talented individual. Not only is he the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonderstruck, but his other bestselling book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was adapted into Martin Scorsese‘s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. His books have been translated into over 35 languages.Released on September 15, The Marvels, Selznick’s latest masterpiece, is a story of adventure and mystery, beautifully crafted with gripping illustrations. The description of the book offers more insight:
“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.”
Check out some of Selznick’s illustrations, below, to get a better idea of what to expect inside the pages of The Marvels:
Check out the detailed book trailer, made entirely with hand-drawn illustrations by Selznick himself:
Today, RecentlyHeard.com wants to give you the chance to get to know Selznick a bit better by entering to win three of his books – Wonderstruck, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and, of course, The Marvels.
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