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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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2008 Caldecott Medal winner

The groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick

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 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 284 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 and artist.


Winner of Caldecott Medal 2008. Shortlisted for United States National Book Awards: Young People's Literature 2007 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2008.

Author description

In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn't traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780439813785
  • : Scholastic US
  • : Scholastic US
  • : March 2007
  • : 204mm X 146mm X 55mm
  • : April 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2006007119
  • : 544
  • : illustrations
  • : Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Brian Selznick
  • : English
  • : From 8 To 12