Author Speaker on the LLX Studio Stage in the LLX Marketplace
Saturday, January 28
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Illustrator and author Brian Selznick broke open the novel form with his Caldecott Medal-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. Two more books, "Wonderstruck" and "The Marvels" completed the genre-defying thematic trilogy that has sold millions of copies and garnered countless accolades worldwide. His most recent titles, "BabyMonkey," "Private Eye," and "Kaleidoscope," were also highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers.
The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in "Big Tree," available April 2023. Brimming with humor, wonder, mystery, and a profound sense of hope, it is a trailblazing adventure, illustrated with nearly 300 pages of breathtaking images. It is Selznick's most imaginative and far-reaching work to date and a singular reading experience for the whole family. "Creating this book was a great joy and an even greater challenge because I was telling a story about nature from nature’s point of view,” Selznick says. “It grew into a narrative I'm very proud of, one that reminds us to stop and listen, and to help those who need to be helped. These themes seem to grow more urgent with each passing day.”