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The Marvels

Brian Selznick; Brian Selznick [Illustrator]

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ISBN 10: 0545448689 / ISBN 13: 9780545448680
Published by Scholastic Press, 2015
Used Condition Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Gilt page edges. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 3-4-1525

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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! 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.

About the Author: Brian Selznick is the Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator of The New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. He is also the illustrator of many celebrated picture books and novels, among them Caldecott Honor Winner The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Brian has previously worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.

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Title: The Marvels

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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