New book arrived!

The-Marvels

I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this new publication by Brian Selznick. After the success of the Invention of Hugo Cabret and the excellent Wonderstruck, I was excited to learn a new book, in the same format, was on the way.

It was delivered yesterday afternoon and I finished it last night.  I love the concept of reading part of the story through the excellent pencil drawings; I really get lost in them.  To begin with I fly through them anticipating what will happen, then I return to the drawings and go through them slowly savouring every beautiful detail.

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Look at the expression on the faces, including the dog! The boat really does look like it’s being tossed about.

As in the book Wonderstruck, 2 stories are told, one in pictures and one in words; both intertwine to a glorious ending.  The text is as rich in explicit descriptions as the drawings are detailed.  I loved it!

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