[16], Selznick cites Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, and Remy Charlip, author of Fortunately, as strong influences on his books The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.[15]. The book was inspired by a passage in the book Edison’s Eve by Gaby Wood recounting the collection of automata that belonged to Georges Méliès. [14], The Invention of Hugo Cabret follows a young orphan in Paris in the 1930s as he tries to piece together a broken automaton. Brian Selznick has 58 books on Goodreads with 735596 ratings. [4][5][6][7] He is the son of Lynn (Samson) and Roger E. He won the 2008 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration recognizing The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. [4] Its Caldecott Medal was the first for a long book, 533 pages with 284 pictures. [10][11], Selznick won the 2008 Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association for the year's best-illustrated picture book, recognizing The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Prior to winning the 2008 Caldecott Medal, Selznick had been a runner-up for the award, winning a Caldecott Honor in 2002 for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer. He won the 2008 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration recognizing The Invention of Hugo Cabret. [8] His grandfather was a cousin of Hollywood producer David O. [9] He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then worked for three years at Eeyore's Books for Children in Manhattan while working on The Houdini Box, about a boy's chance encounter with Harry Houdini and its aftermath. ", https://www1.gmnews.com/2004/09/01/obituaries-612/, "Harry Potter anniversary edition covers designed by East Brunswick's Brian Selznick", http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com/brian_speech.htm, "Brian Selznick: how Scorsese's Hugo drew inspiration from his magical book", "Selznick earns a gold sticker and kids' acclaim", "Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech: Make the Book You Want to Make", "Jude Law and Sir Christopher Lee join Scorsese film", Association for Library Service to Children, "The Hugo movie companion : a behind the scenes look at how a beloved book...", Calamus (poems)#Genesis and "Live Oak With Moss", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Selznick&oldid=978275058, Articles with dead external links from September 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Pages using Infobox writer with unknown parameters, Articles lacking reliable references from May 2019, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 September 2020, at 23:20.

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