Monday, June 20, 2016

The Marvels: An Adventure And Mystery, The First Half in Pictures, The Second Half in Words

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The journey begins 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, runaway Joseph Jervis 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.

One of the 2016 Lambda Literary finalists in the Children's/YA category for best LGBTQ title of the year, you can add your review of "The Marvels" in comments!

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