The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Hardcover | March 1, 2007

byBrian SelznickIllustratorBrian Selznick

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Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks - like the gears of the clocks he keeps - with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

With more than three hundred pages of original drawings, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.

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Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks - like the gears of the clocks he keeps - with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover l...

BRIAN SELZNICK is the illustrator of the Caledcott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 2 inPublished:March 1, 2007Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439813786

ISBN - 13:9780439813785

Appropriate for ages: 9

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From the Author

Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caledcott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian Selznick lives in Brooklyn, New York and San Diego,California.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Invention of Hugo Cabret2008 Randolph Caldecott MedalNational Book Award Finalist#1 New York Times BestsellerUSA Today Bestseller#1 BookSense BestsellerNew York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007Kirkus Best Book of 2007New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and SharingAmerican Library Association Notable Children's BookAmerican Library Association Best Book for Young Adults2007 Quill Award Winner* "A true masterpiece." - Publishers Weekly, starred review* "Fade to black and cue the applause!" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Complete genius." - The Horn Book Magazine, starred review* "Breathtaking." - School Library Journal, starred review* "An original and creative integration of art and text." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,starred review* "It's wonderful. Take that overused word literally: Hugo Cabret evokes wonder." - New York Times Book Review* "A fast-paced treat for tweens." - People magazine* "Captivating." - Los Angeles Times Book Review* "If your kid loves the J.K. Rowling series, then he's bound to enjoy The Invention of Hugo Cabret..." - Good Housekeeping magazine