The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Hardcover)

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By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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Don't miss Selznick's other novels in words and pictures, Wonderstruck and The Marvels, which together with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy!

2008 Caldecott Medal winnerThe 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.

About the Author


Brian Selznick’s books have sold millions of copies, garnered countless awards worldwide, and been translated into more than 35 languages. He broke open the novel form with his innovative and genre-defying thematic trilogy, beginning with the Caldecott Medal-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo. He followed that with the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick, and the New York Times bestseller, The Marvels. Selznick’s two most recent books for young people, Baby Monkey, Private Eye, co-written with his husband David Serlin, and Kaleidoscope, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2021, were both New York Times bestsellers as well. He also illustrated the 20th anniversary edition covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Selznick and Serlin divide their time between Brooklyn, New York and La Jolla, California. Learn more at thebrianselznick.com and mediaroom.scholastic.com/brianselznick.

Praise For…


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“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

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“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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780439813785
ISBN-10: 0439813786
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Pages: 544
Language: English