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The Invention of Hugo Cabret


  • “The plot ultimately has much to do with the history of the movies, and Selznick’s genius lies in his expert use of such a visual style to spotlight the role of this highly visual media. A standout achievement.” – Publishers Weekly
  • “Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Brian Selznick has fashioned an intricate puzzle story that binds the reader like a mesmerist’s spell.” – Barnes & Noble
  • “This unforgettable work is homage to early cinema, to human curiosity, and to magic, that manages to evoke, in even the most the modern, high-tech, wired reader a sense of wonder at the splendid creations of the world in 1931.” – Children
  • “Part mystery, part feel-good drama, and part picture book for older readers, this novel will fly off the shelf simply because of its visual appeal.” – VOYA


  • Fleming, Candace. Ben Franklin’s Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman’s Life. Atheneum, 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0689835490
  • Kerley, Barbara. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. Illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 2001. ISBN-13: 978-0439114943
  • Kerley, Barbara. Walt Whitman: Words for America. Illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0439357913
  • Selznick, Brian. The Houdini Box. Knopf, 1991. ISBN-13: 978-0689844515
  • St. George, Judith. So You Want to Be an Inventor? Philomel, 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0142404607
  • Yolen, Jane, and Robert J. Harris. Odysseus in the Serpent Maze. HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN-13: 978-0064408479