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The Marvels

Selznick, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0545448689 / ISBN 13: 9780545448680
Published by Scholastic Press, New York, NY, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author/illustrator on the title page. Laid in is the publisher's pamphlet of The Marvels Map of London. A new, unread copy of the Caldecott Medal winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. Dust jacket is clean with no wear, price intact, in mylar sleeve. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Cover boards are pristine. Edges of the text block are gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 004165

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Title: The Marvels

Publisher: Scholastic Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Selznick, Brian

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author and Illustrat

Edition: 1st Edition

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A breathtaking new voyage from Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.
Two stand-alone stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose--create 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 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 stories connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.

About the Author:

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Hugo, Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

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