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The Marvels - Readers Warehouse

The Marvels

R 149.00 R 499.95
  • SKU: 9781407159454
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In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-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. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

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Format : Hardback
Age Group : Ages 6-12
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AM Guillaume (Cape Town, ZA)
A must have for lovers of beautiful books!

The listing image of this book does NOT do it justice. It has gilded edges and, as per the description, half the book is beautifully illustrated in fine sketches. The spine of the book as well as the back contain the same fine sketches. I am so happy that I ordered this book (which came with the movie companion for the film Hugo included in the packaging). It is a LARGE book - Oxford English Dictionary-large, and I look forward to reading it.