New York : Scholastic, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
||Just as Selznick has done in previous books, the
first part of this story is told in pictures. The
story begins in 1766 when a young boy is the sole survivor
of a ship wreck. He and his dog and rescued and
brought to London. Here the boy falls in love with
the theater and begins the family legacy. Generation
after generation took to the stage and became well known
actors. Until the youngest Marvel refused to follow
in the family's footsteps. From here, the book
switches to narrative and takes up the story again in
1990. Here we meet Joseph Jervis who has just run
away from boarding school and made his way to London to
find his uncle. As the two stories converge, we
learn much about the history of the acting family and the
life of Joseph and his family.
and adventure fiction.
Actors and actresses -- Fiction.
Family life -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- Fiction.
Theaters -- Fiction.