October 18th, 2018
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Rebecca ZannettiRebecca Zannetti
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Reviewer Application

Boo-K Spectacular

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Jump into Autumn with these great books out in October!

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…

slideshow image
The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . .

slideshow image
Fierce characters, steamy chemistry, and twists you won't see coming!

slideshow image
It all started with a wedding

slideshow image
The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn.

slideshow image
Elusive truth. Missing witness. Deadly trial.

slideshow image
She must become a fearsome gladiator . . . and kill the queen.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

February 2007
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Featuring: Hugo
544 pages
ISBN: 0439813786
EAN: 9780439813785
Add to Wish List


ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.

But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Media Buzz

All Things Considered - February 20, 2012
Weekend Edition Sunday - February 5, 2012
The View - December 29, 2011
The View - December 12, 2011
Today - January 15, 2008
All Things Considered - January 14, 2008
Today - September 10, 2007
Today - May 18, 2007
Today - May 17, 2007
Today - April 27, 2007
Early Show - February 26, 2007


Watch the trailer


2 comments posted.

Re: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

sounds interesting. would love to read
(Kathy Weber 7:30pm February 23, 2012)

I found this book at our library. It intrigued me too and I wondered if it was something my 9-y-o nephew might like. So I took home this behemoth book of about 500 pages. But not to worry. Half of it is made up of full-page illustrations; some pages have just a few words with illustrations, but what illustrations. I've never seen or read a book quite like this one. The fact that it took place in Paris was just an a bonus because I could relive my visits there. And then the subject of the book--the birth of French cinema reminded me of all the classic movies I'd attended at the cultural theatre for this across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. And...ok, I think you get the point.

Now I want to take some friends to see the movie. I'm hoping the movie will be as good as the book. It would be nice if I could see it in French.

If you can find, get the original book. It adds so much more to the story, though I haven't seen the other edition yet. Enjoy it.
Sigrun Schulz 1:58am February 24, 2012)

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2018 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy

Google+ Google+