The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Brian Selznick; Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439813785, 533pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Description
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed
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.


About the Author
Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "Wonderstruck" and "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," which was adapted into Martin Scorsese s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. His latest book, "The Marvels" (September 2015), has already received numerous starred reviews and been hailed by the" Huffington Post" as a gorgeous work of art. Selznick s books have garnered accolades worldwide and have been translated into over thirty-five languages. He has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York."