The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick



Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, 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 interlock with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover lfe, 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.

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Author Biography

Brian Selznick was born in New Jersey and relocated to New York, where he worked at Eeyore’s Books for Children in New York City. His first book, The Houdini Box, was published in 1991 while he was still working at the bookstore. Since then, he has illustrated many books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, The Doll People by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor.

He is also the author of The Boy of a Thousand Faces and The Invention of Hugo Cabret.