Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Brian Selznick Visits the Book Clubs

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author and illustrator Brian Selznick visited with the Young Critics' Club and Young Young Critics' Clubs on Friday, November 16th, 2007. Selznick has illustrated books like The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, Walt Whitman: Words for America, and When Marian Sang, and has both written and illustrated a few books, too-- including the innovative novel of words and pictures, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (voted Y2C2's favorite book of 2006-2007 [and YCC's 2nd-favorite book]). Brian Selznick talked to the book clubs about his inspiration(s) for the book, how he created the illustrations, and how he traveled to Paris for research.

You can see video and sound clips of the visit here!

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