In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking
achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated
stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy.
The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone
survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family
of actors over five generations.
The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away
from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where
he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries.
Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending
beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to
date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.