Two stories, one told in pictures tracing the experiences of a mid-18th-century shipwreck survivor, and a prose tale about a 1990s youth who investigates mysteries at a relative's London house, become connected in unexpected ways. By the Caldecott Award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret..

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..

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ISBN 9780545448680
Author Brian Selznick
Number of Pages 667
Reading Level 4.6
Publisher Scholastic
Book Dimensions 8.25 x 6 in.
Shipping Weight .30 lbs
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