I was delighted to find that Brian Selznick has a new book to be released in September; The Marvels.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret was extremely popular with the children even before the release of the film. It was a class text in year 6 and the writing produced by the children, in response to the illustrations, was exceptional. I added to the library Wonderstruck, another story written using text and illustrations but with a difference. This book absolutely captivated me. It told the story, in words, of a boy in 1977, who has felt lost since the death of his mother. Rose’s story is set in 1927 and is told in pictures, beautiful pictures! The story moves quickly back and forth between the text and illustrations but ultimately intertwines at the end, I loved it.
According to the reviews The Marvels is again one story in pictures, one in words which come together at the end. I have already pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to get hold of it!
The 3 books mentioned above come under the graphic novel genre and are suitable for 10+ readers. Both Hugo and Wonderstruck are popular additions to our library and I am sure The Marvels will be just as popular!