The Marvels

Marvels_CoverBrian Selznick, the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck is at it again with his latest novel The Marvels. Tuesday marks the release of The Marvels and we couldn’t be more excited.We’re happy to have the change to jump on board with our friends over at Scholastic to help get the word out about this incredible new book.

Last week we got our first look at the book on the “You Either See It Or You Don’t” tour which featured various clues revealed on a number of different sites and it really got us hyped up! It looks like a really fun, creative, and – as always – unique story. We just can’t wait to read it.

And thanks to Scholastic, you won’t have to wait long to read it yourself!

You can enter our contest to win a copy of The Marvels of your very own along with a pretty snazzy puzzle of the book’s stunning cover. Just enter through the form below and then read on to learn more about what The Marvels has in store. The contest runs from September 27th until 11:59 PM on September 20th. So what are you waiting for?


The Marvels Book Tour Giveaway

About the Book

From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage.

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—together create a beguiling narrative puzzle.

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 an 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.

A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two narratives connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.

Want to know more about The Marvels?

You can find out more on the official website or you can meet up with Brian and ask him more yourself on his upcoming multi-city book tour.

About the Author

BrianSelznick_credit-JameyMazzieBrian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret which was adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. Selznick’s books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into over 35 languages. He has worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.


All samples and prizing are provided by Scholastic. A review copy of The Marvels was provided by Scholastic as part of this book tour. Nerdophiles was not otherwise compensated for our participation in this book tour. We’re really just as excited to read this book as you are!

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