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January 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A Baltimore librarian's classroom project is now part of publishing history. "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices From a Medieval Village," first conceived a decade ago by Laura Amy Schlitz, is this year's winner of the John Newbery Medal for best children's book. The Randolph Caldecott award for top picture book went to Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," a 500-plus page hybrid of a graphic novel and traditional illustration about an orphan boy and a robot in Paris at the turn of the 20th century.
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March 31, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
On the surface, it sounds like an old-school pre-adolescent storybook: Sensitive orphan lives secretly in Parisian train station, loses an obscure notebook and is launched on an unexpected journey. Even the book's shape -- a squat, 3-pound doorstop that would appear more fitting for the collected works of H.G. Wells -- seems like a throwback. But for all its retro details, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is more proof that we're living in a post-textual age.
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