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Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator and New York Times bestselling author Brian Selznick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theater. However, after spending three years selling books and designing window displays for a children’s bookstore in Manhattan, he was inspired to create children’s books of his own. His books have received many awards and distinctions, including a Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and a Robert F. Sibert Honor for When Marian Sang.

Brian Selznick travels extensively to research his books. He spent six months in Washington, D.C., for Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, he traveled to England for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and he visited Walt Whitman’s childhood home in West Hills, New York, for Walt Whitman: Words for America. More recently, Brian visited the city of Paris three times to research his newest book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret has been described as ‘a true masterpiece’, ‘complete genius’ and by one journalist in the States, as ‘the most extraordinary book I’ve ever come across’. Set in Paris in the 1930s the book follows the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2007

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