Brian Selznick

Finalist, 2007 National Book Awards

Brian Selznick is a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and New York Times bestselling author. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theatre. However, after spending three years selling books and painting windows 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. Brain lives in Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick book cover, 2007
ISBN 9780439813785 Scholastic Press

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. More about this book >

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Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick is a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and New York Times bestselling author. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theatre. However, after spending three years selling books and painting windows 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. Brain lives in Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

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