The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick


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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Selznick, Brian
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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.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 03/01/2007
Pages: 544
Weight: 2.65lbs
Size: 8.30h x 6.00w x 2.20d
ISBN: 9780439813785
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.1
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 113692 / Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures

Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Quill Awards - Winner
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee
Award: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Caldecott Medal - Winner
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Winner
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Maine Student Book Award - Second Place
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Kentucky Bluegrass Award - Winner
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award - Winner
Award: Nene Award - Nominee
Award: Garden State Teen Book Award - Winner
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/01/2007 pg. 50
Booklist 01/01/2007 pg. 97
Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2007 pg. 81
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 532 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Kirkus Best Books 01/15/2007 pg. 18
School Library Journal 03/01/2007 pg. 218
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2007 pg. 173
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2007 pg. 344 - Book Of Special Distinction
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 355 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/05/2007 pg. 37
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2007 pg. 1
Christian Century 12/11/2008 pg. 26
People Weekly 02/04/2008 pg. 47
Voya Top Ten Bks for Y/A 04/01/2008 pg. 8
People Weekly 11/10/2008 pg. 102
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2008 pg. 1
People Weekly 09/09/2013 pg. 49

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 and