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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (70,777 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Selznick Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Evokes wonder…like a silent film on paper.”

    New York Times

  • “A story as tantalizing as it is touching…A standout achievement.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Shatters conventions.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Complete genius.”

    Horn Book

  • A Los Angeles Times Favorite Children’s Book of 2007
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Caldecott Medal
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books
  • A National Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mallory Stewart | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, and the pictures made it very unique. It is a very good quality book and I also enjoyed the mystery and excitement it offered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/7/2014

    " A caldecott award winner for older students! I loved the pictures in this book. They told part of the story that didn't need words. The pictures also enhanced some of the movie scenes that could not be explained in words. The pictures are so gorgeous that it is hard to believe that these pictures were drawn and not computer generated. I love the detail to each picture and how in some scenes the picture zooms in and in and in. The black and white pictures add to the serious and eerie tone of the book. The story of Hugo Cabaret was a little bit dark for me and advanced, meaning it was meant more for middle school aged children. I didn't like the drunken uncle and all the ideas about death... so always be aware of what your child is reading. This book did have a lot of story line to follow meaning that it is a picture book for older students. I really like this because 5th through middle school students stop reading picture book and transition to chapter books with no pictures at all. I think that pictures keep the imagination working and this book really supports my thoughts. The pictures help tell the story and keep the reader engaged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Camryn | 2/5/2014

    " Around 400-500 pages and yet I read it about a day. The way the pictures and the words told the story was amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Trey Thompson | 1/29/2014

    " I LOVE this book. The illustrations are amazing, the story is compelling and the size makes kids feel really good about themselves and their reading skills!!!!, "

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About the Author
Author Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick is the illustrator The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, a Caldecott Honor winner, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, as well as many other celebrated picture books and novels. Selznick has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn’t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.