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Brian Selznick

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Brian Selznick
Artist
Illustrator
Storyteller
Born in New Jersey in 1966.
One sister and one brother.
Studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Worked at Eeyore's Books for Children in NYC where he painted windows for holidays and book events.
His first book,
The Houdini Box
, was published in 1991.
Illustrated many books for other authors including
Frindle
by Andrew Clements and
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
, which was a Caldecott honor book in 2001.
Won the 2008 Caldecott medal for his own novel
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
.
Consulted on the movie Hugo based on that novel.
Newest books include Wonderstruck (2011) and The Marvels (2015 --currently available for preorder).
Currently resides in San Diego, CA and Brooklyn, NY.
Life and Times
Selznick's most notable work to date:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Most well-known novel.
Most honored novel:
Caldecott winner -- 2008
Booksense Book of the Year -- 2008
National Book Award Finalist 2007
Numerous other awards
Well-loved by children
Basis for the critically-acclaimed 2011 movie
Hugo
directed by Martin Scorsese.
Other notable titles.
His first novel.
Highlights his interest in magic.
Great way to see his earlier illustrations.
The Houdini Box
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Caldecott honor book in 2001.
Another example of his evolving illustrative style.
Excellent picture book biography.
Wonder Struck
His latest novel.
Drawn in the same style as the Caldecott winner
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Masterful mixture of two stories -- one told in narrative style, one through illustrations..
Awards and Recognition
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
2001 Caldecott Honor book
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
2008 Caldecott Medal Winner
2007 National Book Award Finalist -- Young People's Literature
2007 New York Times Top Ten Illustrated Children's Book
2007 Quill Award in Children's Chapter/Middle Grade Category
The movie
Hugo
, directed by Martin Scorsese, based on
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Nominated for numerous film awards including Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs
Won the Golden American Film Institute award for best film in 2012
Web Sites
Author's website:
http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com/
Other informative websites:
nccil.org/experience/artists/Selznick/
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/brian-selznick
And many more.
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