Brian Selznick’s books are absolutely stunning! I love his artwork and the way that he tells a story using a combination of illustration and text. The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck are some of my favourite books and they’re the sort of books I love just holding. They are huge books but this is because of the way that Brian Selznick likes to tell his stories, alternating between pages of text and pages of illustration.
Brian Selznick has a new book being released in October, called The Marvels. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands and read what is sure to be an amazing story. Here is the cover, blurb and book trailer:
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.