Martin Scorsese’s Hugo was a fantastical, intricately detailed ode to film, its unique visuals adapted directly from author Brian Selznick’s award-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Like his breakthrough book, Selznick’s latest, The Marvels, is a fusion of beautiful storybook visuals and long-form fictional storytelling. On September 15, The Marvels hits shelves and Selznick launches his months-long tour across the country to celebrate its release. In support of the tour, The A.V. Club and Scholastic Books are giving away a copy of each of his three latest books, as well as a $100 Visa gift card.
For your chance to win the prize package including the gift card and brand new copies of The Marvels, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and Wonderstruck, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “The Marvels.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. We’ll select one winner, at random, from eligible entires on Friday, September 18, and notify them via email that afternoon. An official plot synopsis and trailer for The Marvels can be found below:
From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage. In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories—the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose—together create a beguiling narrative puzzle. 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 an 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. A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two narratives connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation.