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06 February 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick was nominated both for illustrations and story this year. It deserves every accolade it gets!

Told in words and pictures, this 525 page kids book is exciting and beautiful.

Hugo Cabret, 12, lives in a train station in Paris. He lives on his own and fixes the clocks in the station. It was his uncle's job, but his uncle has disappeared.

He is afraid if someone finds him he will be sent to an orphanage. But he must remain in his current home long enough to fix the mechanical man his father found at the museum. He is sure that if he can fix it, it will reveal a message from his father.

Selznick, Brian. (2007). The Invention of Hugo Cabret. New York: Scholastic Press.

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Blogger Zach said...

When looking for a Hanukah gift this year for my almost-10 year old nephew, I remembered your blog. I picked this book and gave it to him. It is a BIG book and he was pretty intimidated, even though he's a good reader. I think he'll like it, though.
Thanks for the book selection help! PS. If you'd had a link to amazon or something from here, you could have gotten money from it!

31 December, 2009 19:55  
Blogger 71 said...

Glad it helped, Zach. I usually link to the author's web site. As a librarian, I cannot link to a store!

01 January, 2010 11:40  
Blogger Zach said...

Good point!

01 January, 2010 12:15  

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