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Brian Selznick      

Author and Illustrator of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"

Brian Selznick is a children's book illustrator and author. He is best known for his books The Invention of Hugo Cabret (later adapted into the Academy Award winning film Hugo), and Wonderstruck, as well as for illustrating the 20th anniversary covers of the Harry Potter series.

Selznick's illustrations for Barbara Kerley's The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins won a Caldecott Honor Award in 2002; and in 2008, his groundbreaking book The Invention of Hugo Cabret was awarded the Caldecott Medal. It was nominated for a National Book Award and was the basis for Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film Hugo. His follow up illustrated novel, Wonderstruck, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

He has illustrated both novels and picture books for other writers, including the Sibert Honor books, When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan and Walt Whitman: Words for America by Barbara Kerley.


Brian Selznick: By the Book - The New York Times

As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: “I usually watched the movies of books I should have read.”

Scholastic unveils new 'Harry Potter' magic with Brian Selznick jackets

For the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,” Scholastic has commissioned Brian Selznick to design seven new ...

Brian Selznick Traverses the Panorama | The New Yorker

Brian Selznick Traverses the Panorama. The children's-book author visits the scale model of New York, which plays a starring role in his novel “Wonderstruck.”.

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