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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

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.
Ages
11, 12, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5
Lexile Measure
820L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
544

About the Author and Illustrator

Brian Selznick Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins , and the New York Times-Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America , both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor winner When Marian Sang , by Pam Muñoz Ryan. In 2008 he won the Caldecott Medal for the groundbreaking title, The Invention of Hugo Cabret .
Brian Selznick Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins , and the New York Times-Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America , both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor winner When Marian Sang , by Pam Muñoz Ryan. In 2008 he won the Caldecott Medal for the groundbreaking title, The Invention of Hugo Cabret .

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