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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

February 2007
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Featuring: Hugo
544 pages
ISBN: 0439813786
EAN: 9780439813785
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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 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.

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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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