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The Marvels  Cover Image Book Book

The Marvels / Brian Selznick.

Selznick, Brian, (author,, illustrator.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545448680 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0545448689 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 665 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Shipwreck survival > Fiction.
Runaway children > Fiction.
Theatrical companies > Fiction.
Recluses > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 18th century > Fiction.
London (England) > History > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J SELZN B (Text) 33126021075761 JFiction Checked out 03/23/2024
Covington Branch YA SELZN B (Text) 33126025040878 YA Graphic Novels Available -
Erlanger Branch YA SELZN B (Text) 33126021089465 YA Fiction Available -
Independence Branch J SELZN B (Text) 33126021075753 JFiction Available -

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