The Marvels

By Brian Selznick

From the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a panoramic new voyage.

In this impressive reimagining of the shape he originated, stand-alone stories--the first in approximately four hundred pages of constant photographs, the second one in prose--create a beguiling narrative puzzle.

The trip starts off at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy wonder. After surviving a shipwreck, he reveals paintings in a London theatre. There, his relatives prospers for generations as superb actors till 1900, while younger Leontes wonder is banished from the stage.

Nearly a century later, runaway Joseph Jervis seeks shelter with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's unusual, appealing apartment, with its mysterious pix and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a look for clues in regards to the residence, his family members, and the past.

A gripping event and an interesting secret The Marvels is a loving tribute to the facility of story.

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