Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret has become Hugo, a 3-D movie directed by Martin Scorsese. It hits theaters on November 23.

The Hugo Movie Companion reveals the magic behind the movie through essays by Brian Selznick, illustrations from the novel and gorgeous, full-color photographs from the movie. It even includes a short essay by Martin Scorsese on "The Birth of Cinema."

The book illuminates the minds behind the costumes, props and characters in Hugo, but what interests me most is the story's fascinating history. Selznick delves into the world of automatons, filmmaking pioneer Georges Méliès and much, much more.

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The companion book makes one thing clear -- The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not just for kids. It's for anyone with a big imagination . . . and certainly film enthusiasts.

Are you excited about Hugo?

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