The Compulsive Reader: Win The Marvels, the Newest Book by Brian Selznik!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Win The Marvels, the Newest Book by Brian Selznik!

Brian Selznick is an illustrator and the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret (which was the basis of the film Hugo) and Wonderstruck. His latest book, The Marvels, is just as hefty and impressively gorgeous as the first two, if not even more so. When we got finished copies in at the bookstore last week, everyone wanted to pet them--the book practically glows. (Two words: gilt edging.)

The Marvels is out tomorrow (!), and thanks to the generosity of Scholastic, I have a copy of The Marvels, plus The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, to give away to a lucky winner!

First, about The Marvels:
From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage.

In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories—the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose—together create a beguiling narrative puzzle.

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.

About Brian Selznick:

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret which was adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo. Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into over 35 languages. He has worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

Selznick's work always contains stunning artwork--check out the trailer, and here are a few images from the book!

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All you have to do to enter to win a set of Brian Selznick's three books is fill out the form below!

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