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Children’s Author and Illustrator Brian Selznick on ‘Hugo Cabret’


Aired 4/19/09

Originally aired March 27, 2007.

(Eds. Note: "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" has been awarded the 2008 Caldecotte Medal.)

Tom Fudge: The Invention of Hugo Cabret is the name of a new illustrated book by Brian Selznick, who lives part of the year in San Diego. Brian's book is selling like crazy. The New York Times has it at number one among children's chapter books. It also has the attention of critics and film makers, for its innovative use of illustrations. In Hugo Cabret , the illustrations don't just animate the story, they tell the story in many sections of the book. Filmmaker Martin Scorcese is reportedly in line to make a movie of the book.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is about a boy, in 1930s, Paris who lives in the walls of a train station.

  • Brian Selznick, illustrator and children's book author.

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