Brian Selznick





Brian Selznick


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in East Brunswick, New Jersey, The United States
July 14, 1966

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Hello there. My name is Brian Selznick and I’m the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I was born in 1966 in New Jersey. I have a sister who is a teacher, a brother who is a brain surgeon, and five nephews and one niece. I studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and after I graduated from college I worked at Eeyore’s Books for Children in New York City. I learned all about children’s books from my boss Steve Geck who is now an editor of children’s books at Greenwillow. While I was at Eeyore’s I also painted the windows for holidays and book events.

My first book, The Houdini Box, which I both wrote and illustrated, was published in 1991 while I was still working at the bookstore. Since then, I have illustrated many
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“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

“Maybe we are all cabinets of wonders.”
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

“Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for.”
Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck

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Penderwicks in Spring (write-in)
 
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The Thing About Jellyfish (write-in)
 
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Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle (write-in)
 
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The War That Saved My Life by Bradley (write-in)
 
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Marvels (write-in)
 
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