With The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic, pounds ), the American illustrator/author Brian Selznick seems to have invented a new. La Invencion de Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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.

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So what if the book has lots of illustrations and it’s written for children, it’s still a real sense of Herculean reading, even if it’s not that impressive. Georges comes and upon seeing the drawings inside of the box, becomes mentally ill and begins ripping them into pieces. A girl who lived in the house named Isabelle comes down and assures him that she will make sure that the shopkeeper won’t destroy the notebook.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

And I think Uncle Georges is a bit like the Baron. Oct 24, Emily May rated it hugl liked it Shelves: It’s not a long book despite the pages because most of those pages are taken up with large print words or pictures spread across two pages. The uncle disappears, and Hugo keeps the clocks running. The book has much more de There is something awesome feeling about getting through pages of a book on zelznick hour lunch break, and still have time to use the bathroom and punch in three minutes early.

Etienne offers to help Hugo, and he accepts it. It’s a very interesting and ingenious idea for a book, one I quite appreciated. I almost always focused on the words more than the pictures in storybooks as a child, and I suppose that remains the case here, though it wa I read the entire book in a few hours this afternoon; despite being about pages it only has about 26, words and much of the page space is taken up with interesting formatting as well as sketches that help fill in some scenes of action and emotion to move the plot forward.


Dec 12, Kyoko SWords rated it it was amazing. But after graduating he changed his mind.

A subtle world in black and white

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Ve lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I know what I’ll be watching over the next few days Melies himself had a collection of these automata, which had somehow been abandoned and left to rot.

They do help move parts of the story along, like I think the chase scenes benefit from being done entirely by pictures, reading about a boy running away from someone wouldn’t have had the same ‘excitement’ as in the pictures. I like to imagine slznick the world is one big machine.

He offers to sneak both of them into the movie theatre, since the shopkeeper and his wife, for so far unknown reasons don’t allow Isabelle to watch the cinema.

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But the drawings … oh, the drawings! Although he has previously illustrated other authors’ works, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is Brian Selznick’s first full children’s novel. He steals parts selznnick a toy shop — small gears and screws and springs. She still is able to watch the cinema since her friend Ettienne often helps sneak her in, but still is unable to find out about who her uncle actually is, and still doesn’t until meeting Hugo. On the whole my verdict is that Knvencin has created an informative and artistic novel that allows children access to a visually inspiring idea.

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Isabelle then asks Hugo who he was and where he lived, which Hugo decides not to tell, in risk that she would tell someone and he would be sent to the orphanage or be arrested. That is until young Hugo begs his father to fix beian machine.

He has a secret that he focusses all his energy lx trying to complete in his fa I enjoyed this book so much, even more than Wonderstruck which I loved. Even more lovely pictures. When there was a fire in the museum, his son was still able to continue his work of fixing it with his cardboard notebook.

Georges reveals all his secrets, saying that he was sent into depression after the war and after Isabelle’s parents’ death, mostly because his films burned down during the war, and so he burned down most of the remains of his films and worked in a toy booth. She attempts to force him away, in the process having his hand crushed and broken when she closes the door on his hand.

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It was hard to believe that I was reading a fairly recent book. Open it and it’s a multi-layered box of delights.

Pages and pages of sketches separate chapters–they really DO help tell the story, onvencin just in that they illustrate what is going like children’s picture books but actually serve to progress the story without using any words After 40 pages of these sequential drawings, there’s a brief burst of text, another drawing, then more words.