The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Board book | 533 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 55.88mm | 1,202.02g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0439813786
  • 9780439813785
  • 76,722

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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"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
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About Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo; and Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick; as well as the New York Times bestsellers The Marvels and Baby Monkey, Private Eye. Most recently, he illustrated the 20th anniversary paperback edition covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Brian Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo; and Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick; as well as the New York Times bestsellers The Marvels and Baby Monkey, Private Eye. Most recently, he illustrated the 20th anniversary paperback edition covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
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Rating details

178,111 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 47% (83,363)
4 33% (59,074)
3 15% (26,122)
2 4% (6,306)
1 2% (3,246)
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