The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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'A richly written story with breathtaking pictures' -
The Guardian
'It is wonderful...This is much more than a graphic novel:
it is more like a silent film on paper' - The New York Times

'This is a beautiful graphic novel within a novel - the
soft pencil drawings bringing the story alive' - Booktrust


Twelve-year-old 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 girl
and her grandfather, 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.

Winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal - the
first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is an award for picture

Released as a live-action film Hugo
in 2011, directed by Martin Scorsase and starring Asa Butterfield,
Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Richard Griffiths,
Ray Winstone, and Christopher Lee.

a stunning gift to last a lifetime
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 534 pages
  • 153 x 215 x 52mm | 1,180g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Illustrations
  • 9781407103488
  • 6,811

About Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick, geboren 1966 in New Jersey, ist ein vielfach preisgekrönter Illustrator und "New York Times" Bestsellerautor. Er arbeitete nach seinem Designstudium als Dekorateur in einer Kinderbuchhandlung und fand hier Inspiration, um selbst zu Zeichenstift und Feder zu greifen. Brian Selznick lebt in New York und San Diego.
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Rating details

176,093 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 47% (83,372)
4 33% (58,744)
3 15% (25,661)
2 3% (5,749)
1 1% (2,567)

Our customer reviews

An incredible book! The hybrid between graphic novel and novel creates an incredible experience. It is easy to read and it has awesome drawings! The book quality is huge, thick pages and a very sturdy hardback. The print quality is also superior. Great read in a beautiful book! You should pick it up!show more
by Paulo Victor Kimura Medeiros
This is a fabulous looking book with black edged pages and an attractive cover but most children would not pick up this book in a library or book shop due to its size. However, the text is interspersed with lots of drawings which move the story along and and make it not half so intimidating as it seems. The book has a great start which draws you in. I read this with a class of 10-11 year olds who mostly really enjoyed more
by Hannah Jones
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