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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Jan 21, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, fiction, juvenile, award-winners
Recommended for: Amie--it's set in Paris!
Read in January, 2009

This book won both the National Book Award and the Caldecott Award so I was anxious to read it. Set in 1930's Paris, Hugo is an orphan who lives in a train station and keeps all the clocks running on schedule. I loved the way the author told the story with words and then several pages of pencil drawings, and then picked up the story right where the pictures left off. Though the book has over 500 pages, it can easily be read in 1-2 sittings because of all the illustrations, which are beautiful. A wonderful children's story.

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Tanni This is a really quick read, and very fun and fascinating. I love how the illustrations help tell the story.

Sandy T I thought the illustrations were fabulous! -and also the photos from the old french movies!

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