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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Hardcover

Published: March 2007
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
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Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Caldecott Honor artist Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience in this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

About The Author

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He was born in 1966 in New Jersey. Brian studied at The Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating from college, he worked at Eeyore’s Books for Children in New York City. While at Eeyore’s, he also painted the windows for holidays and book events.

Selznick's first book, The Houdini Box, which he both wrote and illustrated, was published in 1991 while he was still working at the bookstore. Since then, he has illustrated many books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, The Doll People by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian has also written a few other books, including The Boy of a Thousand Faces.

Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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5.0

Really quite extraordinary!

By Esswess

from Tasmania

About Me Bookworm

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Exquisite Illustrations
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Age
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Invention of Hugo Cabret:

    I would use this book at any level of upper primary and into secondary school as a book that integrates the graphic and the written. A truly beautiful book, it is one of those rare finds that happens only a few times in your lifetime. Quite magical! It could be used in many different classes: media, English, Art. As a teacher, librarian and "bookworm " I highly recommend this amazing book. The real story behind it about the clockmaker and inventor bears investigation also.

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    5.0

    good pictures

    By moochy

    from melbourne au

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers

      Comments about The Invention of Hugo Cabret:

      awesome pictures and really good story line

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      ISBN: 9780439813785
      ISBN-10: 0439813786
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
      For Grades: 3 - 6
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 534
      Published: March 2007
      Publisher: Scholastic US
      Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 4.6
      Weight (kg): 1.293