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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Mar 31, 12

bookshelves: childrens, young-adult
Read in January, 2012

To experience this book is to experience the whole package. Beautiful from conception to publication. I'm happy that I finally read it, after having a colleague show it to me several years ago. A perfect Christmas present. :)

A favorite quotation: “Time can play all sorts of tricks on you. In the blink of an eye, babies appear in carriages, coffins disappear into the ground, wars are won and lost, and children transform, like butterflies, into adults.”
― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Jeana Rock Have you seen the movie? I think it reflects the book well.

Brian I agree. The movie was just....beautiful.

Sirpa Grierson I agree, Jeana. The movie was enchanting, really. I didn't know what to expect and was really thrilled to see the care and thought put into the movie. Lovely. I can see why it was up for an Academy award. And yes, it did follow the book very nicely.

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Lisa Nice! I didn't know the movie Hugo had a book behind it!

Sirpa Grierson Lisa wrote: "Nice! I didn't know the movie Hugo had a book behind it!"

It's wonderful, Lisa. Such beautiful cinematography.

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