Waiting on Wednesday [129] – THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick

WOW 2014 copy

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. I absolutely loved Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, and his next book looks just as awesome:

The Marvels

The Marvels by Brian Selznick. Releases in September 2015 from Scholastic. This cover alone was enough to get my attention, but knowing this is going to be another of Selznick’s “half prose, half story-in-pictures” really makes me excited! Here’s what Goodreads says:

Ellie Berger and Tracy Mack at Scholastic have acquired a new book by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, which Mack will edit for Scholastic Press. The Marvels, a “multi-layered reading experience in words and pictures” according to the publisher, weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories — one in words, the other in pictures. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy, 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 house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries.

It will be published on September 15, 2015 simultaneously in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Noel Silverman, Esq. brokered the deal for world rights.


What do you think? Have you read The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Wonderstruck? Let me know what you’re waiting on:-)


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Posted December 10, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 15 Comments


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