The Marvels

Finding a book that was over 600 pages seemed like a daunting task, especially one that was in the children’s or young adult section as that fits the age group of my students, but I finally found one: The Marvels by Brian Selznick.

I had read Selznick’s caldecott winner The Invention of Hugo Cabret and I liked how that book had a lot of pictures mixed in with text.

This book was no different, the first half entirely being told in pictures. It is also worth noting that the setting is a real-life place in London … Dennis Sever’s House.

Here is my Goodreads review …

The MarvelsThe Marvels by Brian Selznick

First of all, I loved how the first half of the story was told entirely in pictures.

Second, I loved the story in a story. I wasn’t even aware of it until it was revealed. Then to read that the setting is a real place? I loved the style of writing and having already read (and enjoyed) Selznick’s Hugo novel, the rest of his books are officially on my “to read” list.


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