The Marvels

By Brian Selznick

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Awards and Honors 2016 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist<br> Capitol Choices 2016<br> <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle Grade<br> <i>The Washington Post</i>s Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-grade novels<br> <i>The New York Times</i> Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Middle Grade<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade<br> Goodreads Choice Awards 2015, Middle Grades & Children’s<br> Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2015, Ages 9–12, Top 20<br> <i>Booklist</i> Lasting Connections, 2015; ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Middle Readers<br> 100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books<br> CCBC Choices 2016, Fiction for Children<br> 2016 Rainbow List, Juvenile Fiction, Top Ten<br> 2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Graphic Novels Elementary / Middle<br> <i>VOYA</i>’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror 2016<br> Children’s Literature Assembly, 2016 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Coming of Age<br> 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist<br> 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist

The Marvels

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Billy Marvel’s story begins in 1766 and is told entirely in dramatic illustrations. How does it intersect with the prose story of Joseph, who, in 1990, seeks refuge at the London home of his estranged uncle? Afterword, including Dennis Severs’s obituary and a photograph of Spitalfields. Black-and-white illustrations.
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