The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Audio): Audio Book

Audio Book (CD) | May 1, 2007

byBrian SelznickNarrated byJohn Curless

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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 with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the 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.

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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 with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeop...

Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and New York Times bestselling author Brian Selznick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theater. However, after spending three years selling books and designing window displays for a children's bookstore in Manhattan, he was inspired...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:7.15 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545003636

ISBN - 13:9780545003636

Appropriate for ages: 9

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National 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..." &mdashGood Housekeeping magazine