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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Feb 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: kid-s-book-enjoyable-for-adults
Read in June, 2008

Hugo is an orphan living in a train station in Paris in the 1930s. He has been trained by his uncle to wind all the clocks in the station. In his spare time he works on an automaton which he rescued after his father perished in a museum fire. The storyline is OK and a little convoluted but the drawings interspersed like movie frames (thanks, Nomi) to further the action are wonderfully inventive. The history of early filmmaking and inclusion of photographs are fascinating as well. A different kind of read!

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message 1: by Meredith (new)

Meredith I have this one at home but I can't seem to pick it up. I'm intrigued but worried I'll be bored.

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