Study Guide

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Characters

By Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret

This storybook kid is not exactly the perfect picture of good behavior. Hugo steals, lies, and...

Isabelle

Hugo doesn’t really know what he’s getting himself into when he meets Isabelle:It was...

Georges Méliès

Papa Georges sure seems like your typical grumpy old guy at the beginning, doesn’t he? When...

The Station Inspector

Yikes. For Hugo, the Station Inspector is Villain Number One. He's always looming in the back of...

Hugo’s Father

Poor Hugo’s father. We only see him in memory, but he’s obviously a very kind man...

Mama Jeanne

We're gonna let you in on a little secret about Mama Jeanne. She, like her husband, is also based...

Etienne

Despite the fact that he's sporting an eye patch, this guy's not a pirate or an ironic hipster....

Rene Tabard

Rene Tabard is a film teacher and a huge fan of Georges Méliès. When he was young,...