The Marvels by Brian Selznick. 664 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., September 15, 2015. 9780545448680.
Publisher synopsis: In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories-the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose-create a beguiling narrative puzzle.
Those of you familiar with Selznick's work will recall that he won a Caldecott Award for The Inventions of Hugo Cabret. It was also a National Book Award Finalist. He followed that three years later with Wonderstruck, which won a Schneider Family Book Award. Each of these books are heavily illustrated and tell a significant part of each story. The Marvels begins, as stated above, with nearly 400 pages of illustrations and they are not to be skimmed! Review coming this weekend!