The Marvels

by SELZNICK, Brian

ISBN: 9780545448680
Australian: No
Published: 2015 by Scholastic
Level: Middle Years (6-9)

Adventure , Mystery/Crime

This unique story blends a picture book for older readers with a novel. Both combine the same story where the reader starts off with the story in pictures before reading the text. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with the protagonist, Billy Marvel, a lone survivor of a shipwreck. The pictures map out the adventures of his family. The written text opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's house in London. From here, the reader must put together the mystery and discover the pieces linking the pictures to the text.

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