Cover image for The Marvels
The Marvels
Selznick, Brian, author, illustrator.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.

Physical Description:
665 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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 a reclusive 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.
General Note:
Told in two stand-alone stories, the first nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, and the second in text. Inspired by the Dennis Severs' House in London.
Reading Level:
770 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 6.0 176872.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.7 11 Quiz: 66369.
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