The Marvels
Selznick, Brian author, illustrator.

The Marvels

Selznick, Brian author, illustrator.


Physical Description
665 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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.

Subject Term
Shipwreck survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction.
Theatrical companies -- Juvenile fiction.
Recluses -- Juvenile fiction.
Shipwreck survival -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Theatrical companies -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Geographic Term
London (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Juvenile fiction.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Historical fiction. gsafd
Middle-grade fiction.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookTEEN SELZNIC32530608049704Main JCPLTeen Collection
BookJ SELZ32530608049696Main JCPLChildren's Library