The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed! ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Audio | 3 pages
  • 128.52 x 179.83 x 19.56mm | 158.76g
  • Scholastic
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0545003636
  • 9780545003636
  • 148,188

About Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "Wonderstruck" and "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," which was adapted into Martin Scorsese s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. His latest book, "The Marvels" (September 2015), has already received numerous starred reviews and been hailed by the" Huffington Post" as a gorgeous work of art. Selznick s books have garnered accolades worldwide and have been translated into over thirty-five languages. He has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. He lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York."show more

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132,514 ratings
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4 33% (43,881)
3 15% (19,614)
2 3% (4,149)
1 1% (1,580)

Our customer reviews

In the picturesque town of Paris, we find a young orphan, Hugo Cabret, working at a railway station. Following in the path of his family, he works as a clock master at the station, and he endlessly tinkers with the innerworkings of machines. At the young age of six, he could fix toys, clocks, and anything with gears inside. Now armed with his late father's notebook of scribbles and notes, he intends to take on his biggest project ever... fixing a very special automaton. As Hugo struggles to survive on his own, trying to remain unseen while keeping the railway's clocks ticking, an old toymaker, whose booth is nearby, intervenes -- he and his god-daughter, Isabelle. And the very thing that Hugo needs the most is stolen from him. On his search to take it back, he and his new friend uncover a secret, long since buried, that will capture and warm the hearts of many. In the age of black-and-white movies, film reels, train whistles, wind-up clocks, and other special trinkets and gadgets of long ago... you'll discover wonderment right alongside Hugo Cabret. Go on. READ THIS BOOK. (By the by, the audiobook version is of fantastic quality. It has extra sound effects that add so much character to the listening of the book.)show more
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