The Invention of Hugo Cabret
On Sale: January 30, 2007
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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
suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a
man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover
his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden
message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this
tender, and spellbinding mystery.
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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)
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