The Housekeeper and the Professor
Companion: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

'The Housekeeper and the Professor' book

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'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' book

Junior Companion Book

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The 2011 Saratoga Reads capstone event was a talk at the Saratoga Springs Public Library by translator Stephen Snyder. Snyder discussed the process of translating The Housekeeper and the Professor and the challenges that editors and translators face in moving a book from one language and literary culture to another. He described how a book gets chosen for translation, how translators and publishers are selected, and the role of translation in increasingly globalized societies. The talk was illustrated with photos and artwork.

Elementary and middle school students discuss The Invention of Hugo Cabret, guided by students from Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs High School.
Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson; Issac Pulver, Director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library; and Marcia White, President and Executive Director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center cast their ballots for the 2011 Saratoga Reads Book of Choice. Photo by Jenn Hunt Dempsey.