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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story. In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy. Guardian children’s fiction prize 2016 judge David Almond: “Selznick is an original, a creator of books that are engrossing, mind-bending, and are also beautiful objects. The Marvels shows what is happening and what is possible in the extraordinarily inventive world of children’s literature today.”
Beautifully produced, this is a fabulous addition to the best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Like its predecessor it is told equally through illustrations and words; Ben’s story is in words and the story from a previous time is told in the stunning and atmospheric pictures. In both, a child runs away and heads for New York. How their stories – one from the 1970s and one from 1923 – intertwine in a wonderful exploration of the city and the treasure troves that its museum holds is both exciting and moving. The film 'Hugo', directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on Selznick’s Invention of Hugo Cabret and its release coincides with the release of Wonderstruck. Click here to visit the Wonderstruck website. You can also click here to read a letter from Brian Selznick explaining his inspiration for Wonderstruck - or to download a Discussion Guide, click on Readers Guide on the right hand of this page.
As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, With Moss. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. They were also Whitman's most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love, composed decades before the word homosexual came into use. This revolutionary, extraordinarily beautiful and passionate cluster of poems was never published by Whitman and has remained unknown to the general public-until now. New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of Live Oak, With Moss, and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster's creation and destruction. Walt Whitman's reassembled, reinterpreted Live Oak, With Moss serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration.
Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help . . . if he can put on his pants! Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick and author David Serlin bring Baby Monkey's adventures to life in an exciting new format that blends elements of picture book, beginning reader and graphic novel. It is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. With over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, Brian Selznick's extraordinarily detailed pages hold delights for children and adults alike!
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