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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Oct 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: nationalbookhonor, caldecottwinner, caudill2009, kids, youngadult, mystery, historicalfiction
Read in July, 2008

Not many authors would have had the courage of Selznick to try a completely new format somewhere between a graphic novel, a picture book, and a traditional narrative. Selznick pulls it off admirably although the size of the book may daunt some of the younger readers for which it would also be appropriate. The illustrations are truly remarkable and the insertion of stills from film and some of Mieles art adds even more to the narrative. The only thing that amazes me is that they've somehow made an audio book out of this. I can't even being to imagine how that would work with so much of the story being told through images.

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