Author of the Month Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick studied at the Rhode Island School of Design to become a theater set designer, but was inspired to create picture books while working at a children’s book store. Watch our video interview and learn more about Selznick and his 2008 Caldecott Medal-winning illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. In January, Brian Selznick himself joined us to answer some of your questions!

Hugo Cabret
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Rlotto asks:
Our parent child book club is reading Hugo Cabret. What would be some very important
questions or discussions we shouldn't skip over?

Books102 asks:
Why are there so many pictures in The Invention of Hugo Cabret instead of words?

Thejackman asks:
Why did you make Georges Melies mean?

AliceS12 asks:
What do you think would have happened to Hugo if he hadn't met Georges or Isabelle? Do you think he would have ended up in an orphanage?

Susanstan asks:
My question for you is when the movie of Hugo Cabret is coming out. I loved how your book was like a movie. I only hope that the movie will do your book justice. A fantastic black and white movie would be great to see.

Poseystar asks:
I loved how the pictures tell the story as much as the words. Will you make another book like this with different characters?

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