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The Invention of Hugo Cabret


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Author: Brian Selznick


Illustrator: Brian Selznick

SELZNICK, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. NY: Scholastic [2007]. 12mo, x 534pp. Black boards decorated in white. Red endpapers; numerous b&w illustrations throughout. As new, in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w., (not price-clipped). Signed and dated by the author, Brian Selznick.

First edition. 2008 Caldecott Medal Winner.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 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. The basis for the 2011 Martin Scorcese film.