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2008 Caldecott Medal winner
The groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick
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--like the gears of the clocks he keeps--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.
With 284 pages of original drawings and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller and artist.
About the Author
Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes's eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.
Thisbe Nissen, author of Our Lady of the Prairie in conversation with Jay Baron Nicorvo Wednesday, February 28th 7:00 p.m.February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Joyce Carol Oates and T. Geronimo Johnson presented by Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation 3/14/18March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
A Pizza Party with Russell Ginns, author of Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m.March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
A pizza party with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, co-authors of Illuminae, will be discussing the conclusion of their trilogy, Obsidio, on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm