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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Written by Brian Selznick
Published by Scholastic
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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.

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Who Wrote The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick

<b>Brian Selznick</b> is the author and illustrator of the bestselling <i>The Invention of Hugo Cabret, </i> which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>Frindle</i> and <i>Lunch Money</i> by Andrew Clements, as well as the <i>Doll People</i> trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and <i>The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins</i> by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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  2. A magic book
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Publication Date:
January 1, 2007
Text Details:
The text of this book was set in 12-point Monotype Bulmer. The display type was set in P22 Parrish Roman.
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Brian Selznick's drawings for this book were created in pencil on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.
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