Megan and Jessica, Chobham Academy Book Group
The Marvels is a book in which two different stories combine. The first is a beautifully illustrated picture narrative, telling the story of a young boy at sea who is rescued and finds work in a theatre. His family become world famous actors at the Royal Theatre in London. The second half is written narrative, and is about a young boy called Joseph and his Uncle, Albert. We find out how Joseph and Albert’s lives connect with that of the young boy at sea.
We loved the story of this book and the pictures are so amazingly drawn, it is easy to get yourself lost in them. Likewise the written narrative is beautifully told and starts straight away, with a young boy (Joseph) running away from his parents.
Although the storyline of this book is amazing, we were stunned by the unexpected ending even though it was not what we hoped for.
We would fully recommend this book anyone: adventure seekers, art lovers, and people who love reading in general.
Posted on: 5th June 2017 at 11:04 am
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