10.9 {BookFlix Friday} An Eagle in the Snow, The Marvels

Today is BookFlix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


Just born this week:

Michael Morpurgo’s extraordinary new novel is out today!

Click the book to visit the author’s site.

An Eagle in the Snow is a beautiful moral thriller about the man who could have stopped World War Two.

1940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see – and even harder to live with…


 

From author Brian Selznick, who brought you

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian SelznickWonderstruck by Brian Selznick

 

 

 

Comes:

Marvels standingshot

Tap book to visit author’s site

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.

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.

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4 thoughts on “10.9 {BookFlix Friday} An Eagle in the Snow, The Marvels

  1. Hi David,
    I hope your year is off to a great start. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time. I saw that you have a millionaires club. I would like to do this with my students. What do you give as prize and how to you recognize that student?

    Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us.

    Bonnie Grover

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Mr.Etkin it’s me jerriona I have just finished dead girls of hysteria hall , I will give it a 9 😃 ,next I’m starting to read the raft.

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