The Invention of Hugo Cabret was awarded the 2008 Caldecott medal! Click here for some links related to the award.
Michele Norris interviewed Brian Selznick about The Invention of Hugo Cabret on NPR's All Things Considered. Click here to listen to the interview.
My friend Paul O. Zelinsky, (winner of the 1998 Caldecott Medal for Rapunzel) and I had an online conversation about making books, creating Hugo, figuring out when a story "works," research, Moby Dick, synesthesia, getting permission, starting a story and alot of other stuff. Check it out here.
Click here for a thorough, extended video interview with Brian Selznick on Adlit.org about everything from his childhood to the creation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. You'll also be able to find the transcripts of the video interview as well as a short biography.
Click here to read a Publisher’s Weekly interview with Brian about The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Click here to see a cool video about Hugo.
Click here to see who Hugo Cabret was named for (I'm not kidding!).
Click here if you are an older kid or a grown up and would like to read a really interesting article about early film and The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Watch Brian Selznick on The Today Show talking with Al Roker about The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Click here, then scroll down and click where it says "NBC News Video."
Click here for an amazing Spanish language website about Hugo. Even if you don't speak Spanish you should check it out because there are some illustrated sequences from the book that you can watch which have been set to music, and you can download some high quality jpegs of a few drawings from the book.
For the Portuguese version of this website, click here.
Click here for the Taiwanese website. They did a wonderful job animating the opening sequence of drawings, and the text is in English. Check it out!
Click here for La Straordinaria Invenzione di Hugo Cabret, the Italian language website.