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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Jul 08, 2011

it was amazing

When his father dies and the uncle who was caring for him never returned one day, Hugo Cabret is left only with an unusual device that his father was trying to fix. He is forced to continue repairing the train stations clocks so that no one suspects he’s been left alone, and he seals bits and pieces of toys to fix the device. A shopkeeper catches him and forces him to work off his debt, but he is finally able to complete the device. When is draws Hugo a picture, signed by the shopkeeper who caught him, Hugo and the shopkeepers daughter are drawn into a mystery.

This story is a mixture of easy to read text, illustrations and real pictures from old movies, used to tell a fantastic story. It’s the story of one lost boys need to continue his father’s work because it‘s all he has left to remember his father with.

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