The book Marvels is a marvelous book. I rated the book 20/24 because I thought the author should have put the pictures in the part of the book where the words were so when you read it it would flow more. When I read the book I literally couldn't put it back down. I enjoyed reading the book not knowing what would happen next. The characters in the book are very lifelike.For example, Joseph and Frankie all seemed like they could be alive. I felt like I was sitting in front of the fireplace with Joseph in one part of the book. The author makes you feel like you are there cleaning up with Joseph. I thought the description in the book was outstanding. In the beginning of the reading part of the book i thought Frankie was a boy.I recommend this book for anyone who loves interesting, mystery books.
The Marvels 4stars 13/16
“The Marvels” by Brian Selznick is a very unique book. This book is divided into two stories. The first story is all pictures and the second story is verbal. Another unique thing is that the second story is just five generations after the first story. Since the first story is all pictures it's hard to understand. The plot language is good in the second story and is easy to follow and the ideas flow together. the language is very descriptive, too. To me this book seemed very interesting, because the story is built in such a way that it keeps you wanting to know what happens next. For example, the time Joseph went exploring around the house when Uncle Albert went to the theater, it made me curious to find out what will happen next. The story was set in London, England in the year 1990. In the story it said that the houses were old and shabby. It was a small town, too. I think the characters are well developed. I like Joseph the best, because when he meets Frankie he was nice and helps him catch his dog. This story reminds me of another book named "A Handful of Stars," where one of the main characters,Lily gets help from a girl named Salma to help catch her dog. This leads to friendship between the characters in both stories.
The Marvels 4/5 20/24 rubric rating I really like the book Marvels because it has amazing plot language, organization, and other things great books need . I gave this book 4 stars because it really engaged me but I didn’t love it. The characters in this book really gave Marvels that “I’m original “ type of story . The settings in this story are outstanding , and the interest … if you ever get the chance to read The Marvels , than I bet you would love the story. This why I give Marvels a 4/5 star rating.
The Marvels 5 stars 24/24 points
“The Marvels” is a book like none I have ever read. Every sentence transfixed me in a combination of mysterious, complicated words. I can honestly say that once I started reading the book, it was almost impossible to put it down. In “The Marvels”, there are 400 first pages telling the tale of a sunken ship, 1 single boy survivor, and a theater legacy leading to an end in fire all through pictures. Then, there is print that explains the story of Joseph, a young boy who has run away looking for Blink, his lost friend. He meets his strange uncle, Albert Nightingale for the first time. He is starting to understand Frankie’s question: “Why does he live like that?” Can Joseph find Blink while putting up with an uncle that tells him to wash already clean plates, his peculiar cat, Madge, Frankie, a boy that is chasing a white street puppy, and the ghosts haunting 18 Folgate Street? I give The Marvels 5 stars for its excellent plot and story.
I thought you used great language to explain/retell the story.
I think your response is very descriptive and absolutely fantabulus! I don't like your response I LOVED IT!
The Marvels 5 stars 23/24
The Marvels is very interesting. It is interesting because I wanted to know what happened next. A sentence I like is “At the exact moment, as if kindled by Joseph’s thoughts, two ghostly fingers formed out of the dusty air and tapped him twice on the shoulders.” I actually liked the setting because it did feel like I was in the 19th century at Albert’s house. Since Albert and Frankie had a description about them I could picture Albert wearing a fur coat and Frankie dressing up as a boy. I think the book is very original because I have never read a thing like The Marvels. One more reason why I think it is original is because in everyday books I don’t think you will read a girl who dresses up and looks like a boy. This is why I rated The Marvels 5 stars and a 23/24 rubric rating.
I agree that you don't usually see a girl dressing and acting like a boy in most books
The Marvels 24/24 5 stars
In my opinion, The Marvels is one of the greatest books that I have read/looked at (there are words in one part of the book and pictures in the other.). I like how the book incorporates exactly what the sketches at the beginning are. It describes the setting very well. For example, “Sparks lifted up from the fire like tiny orange insects, zigzagged in the air, then vanished.” It also has very descriptive language. Like, “It raced past him like a rock speeding down a mountainside.” In addition to that, the general plot is stupendous. I love how the genre is blended together with mystery, fantasy, and realistic fiction. I think I proven why The Marvels is a fantastic book.
The Marvels 3 ½ stars 21/24
What if you were lost, with no friends and nowhere to go? What if your uncle died and left you a house that required a lot of care? Both of these things happened to Joseph. He is a character in The Marvels. The Marvels is a good book.
The book has great plot language, organization, characters, and originality. It has a good setting but didn’t interest me much. Here is my evidence: The Marvels has great plot language. The intro is “Joseph was lost. Somewhere far away the headlights of a car swept through the snowy night. He stopped to rest under a low passage way off an ancient cobblestone street. A single rusty street lamp flickered nearby. He put down his heavy suitcase, dried off his glasses, and coughed.” Descriptive, isn’t it? The Marvels was organized very well, starting with Billy’s pictures, to where Albert and Joseph met, then Joseph’s pictures to finish the story. The book didn’t really interest me. It didn’t because over half of it was pictures and I don’t really like pictures. The Marvels was also very original. I have never read something where the whole story is a made up story from one of the characters! The text says “Albert gently put his hand on his nephew’s shoulder. The world grew quiet. ‘Joseph… I made them up.’” That is all my evidence! Make sure to pick up The Marvels at the library soon!
I really like how you started your response with questions about how you would feel.
The Marvels 5 stars 24/24
I thought that the book the Marvels was the best book in the world! I thought that the book was so tempting to keep reading, like at the part when Albert was telling Joseph about the story of the Marvels. This book made me think about what it looked like the the story .For example when Joseph was looking at the window and saw all the napkins on the floor and the plates in the right place. The characters made me me giggle and cry, like how Joseph thought that Frankie was a boy but she wasn’t gave this book a five stars rating because the are so many good parts in the book. This is also way I gave the book a 24 / 24 rating. I thought the book The Marvels was a great book!
Star rating: 4 stars
Rubric rating: 23/24
I think the book Marvels is very interesting. I think this because you think you can predict what happens next, but then something surprising happens, like Frankie being a GIRL! It’s also interesting because it has a lot of pictures, and those pictures connect with the words. The characters are also interesting. I like Joseph because he is determined and doesn’t give up. I also like Frankie because she is always full of surprises, like when she named her dog Tar. I like Albert’s house because, like Joseph, I thought it came from a portal from the past. I also liked the theater because it was where Joseph and Frankie did their investigating. I thought Marvels was original because I have never, ever seen a chapter book with this many pictures. I also thought was a teeny bit like Percy Jackson because Percy and Joseph both went to a boarding school. I gave this a 4 star rating because everyone “lived happily ever after” except for Albert, who died. I gave it a 23/24 rubric rating because it was mostly original, the characters were great, I could understand all the words, the setting was good, and it was very interesting,
The Marvels 5 stars 16/24
The book “The Marvels” by Brian Selznick , is organized in a unique fashion. It has many stories combined in one intriguing tale. The characters are original. Especially the main character Joseph who is young and has a big imagination . Joseph runs away and eventually meets Frankie who becomes one of his closest friend he ever had. Joseph wild imagination leads him on search for his family history. He ends up living with Uncle Albert who is very acentric. Joseph and Frankie think Uncle Albert is hiding a family secret about the past. Uncle Albert gives Joseph a book which he thinks will explain everything. But in the end it leaves him more confused than ever.
I had a text to text connection with the “War That Saved My Life” because both of the main characters had similar reasons for why they wanted to leave their family.
This book was very original because I’ve never seen a setting quite like it. It spans from the 1766 to the 1990s , followed by pictures and words. I gave this book a 5 star rating because of the fabulous setting, originality, organization and interest .I gave this book 16/24 because of the details , the details were vivid and helped me visualize the book. ”They spent much of the morning putting up hundreds of black bunting.”-p.587. I like how it explains the amount and color ,what and where they put it up.
This book I will never forget.
The Marvels 4 stars Rubric Rating 18/24
At the beginning Joseph had lost Blink, because he had run away. Then he found his Uncle Albert’s house and everyone who knows him calls him Nightingle. He and his “brother” had made up this story called The Marvels, and it was about this boy on a ship and other crazy stuff. When Joseph moves into Uncle Albert’s house, there are some ground rules. The number one rule was DON’T TOUCH ANY THING. But, of course Joseph does not listen. Then his friend he just met sneaks in the house when Uncle Albert is not at the house. Then they both found this cassette and they found that right when Uncle Albert was about kick him out the house in the freezing cold winter. Before Albert could make him get out the house he went to Frankie’s house and they listen two all the cassettes the found he wrote down all the places he heard in the cassette player. He went to the main one he heard the most witch was the theater. He asked an employee that’s been working there for more than thirty years. Then he said he knew nothing about a fire nor the actor named Billy Marvel, but he knew that there was a guy named Billy Marvel who would always walk by that theater. Then when he went to tell Albert that no one knew anything about what he had heard from the cassettes. Finally, after all of what he has done to find out the history of the house that he lived in, at that time Albert blurt out to Joseph “Me and Marcus mad that up” and explained to Joseph all the real history about The Marvels.
I gave this book a 18/24 on the rubric scale because, it was very interesting but I don’t think the author put in juicy and thick words that made you want to keep reading and move on to the next chapter. The setting was described awesomely it used lots of details that it could play a movie in my head. I have never read a story like this one and nothing made me regret reading this.