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The Marvels by Brian Selznick

 

The Marvels

I am a big fan of Brian Selznick’s and his latest book, The Marvels, did not disappoint. The structure of this massive tome is slightly different than Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.  The book begins with 400 pages of illustrations followed by about 200 pages of text and for the remainder of the book a mix of illustrations and text.  Although, I read many books on my Kindle, this a book that must be read in print form to truly appreciate its artistry. I found myself flipping back to the illustrations to check for understanding…in fact, after I was 100 pages into the text I couldn’t resist viewing all 400 pages of illustrations a second time.  The Marvels, is truly a marvelous read!

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