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Brian Selznick | The Marvels

The King's English Bookshop and The Salt Lake City Library are proud to present Caldecott Award winning author, Brian Selznick, for a presentation and signing of his new book, The Marvels.

Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and takes readers on an awe-inspiring voyage!

Two seemingly unrelated stories--one in words, the other in pictures--come together with spellbinding synergy! The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. How the picture and word stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick's storytelling prowess.

Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Marvels today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
City Library
209 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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