Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Marvels, by Brian Selznick

Summary: 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.

Scholastic

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One thought on “The Marvels, by Brian Selznick

  1. This was a very good book! The setting was incredibly well done. I recommend this book to kids 4th-6th grade. It was well written, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a Newbery.

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