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The Invention of Hugo Cabret : Caldecott Medal Book - Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Caldecott Medal Book

Hardcover Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780439813785
Number Of Pages: 534
For Ages: 8 - 12 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.


A marvellous story and glorious images.


I work with children and they love this story-especially the beautiful illustrations.

Brisbane Australia


Really quite extraordinary!


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.



good pictures


awesome pictures and really good story line

melbourne au

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Awards and Praise for The Invention of Hugo Cabret 2008 Caldecott Medal winnerNational Book Award Finalist#1 New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Best Illustrated BookLos Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of the YearTIME Magazine's 100 Best Children's and Young Adult Books of All Time It's wonderful. Take that overused word literally: Hugo Cabret evokes wonder. --New York Times Book Review Evokes wonder . . . like a silent film on paper. --The New York Times A fast-paced treat. --People Magazine Distinctive. --The Wall Street Journal Cinematic. --Parenting Magazine Captivating. --Los Angeles Times Book Review If your kid loves the J.K. Rowling series, then [they are] bound to enjoyThe Invention of Hugo Cabret. . . --Good Housekeeping * A true masterpiece. --Publishers Weekly, starred review * Fade to black and cue the applause! --Kirkus, starred review * Complete genius. --Horn Book, starred review * Breathtaking . . . shatters conventions. -- 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 Visually stunning . . . raises the bar. --San Antonio Express-News"

ISBN: 9780439813785
ISBN-10: 0439813786
Series: Caldecott Medal Book
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 534
Published: March 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 1.293