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Half sketches create a story in pictures too, relevant history. Real last-century French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès collected mechanical robot-like automata, and, impoverished, worked at a toy booth in a Paris railway station. Here, orphan Hugo fixes his late fathers automata, and meets Méliès through his god-daughter Isabelle.


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I read the entire book in a few hours this afternoon; despite being about 500 pages it only has about 26,000 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. Its 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 was neat to see how the two were companions in this book, appearing alternately but to the same purpose. At first, I wasnt sure how @into@ the book I would be; it started a bit slow and gloomy for my taste--yet gradually the mystery pulled me in, little pieces begged to be put together -- like the automaton Hugo means to assemble--I was eager to learn what picture/story Selznick would ultimatley create. I especially appreciated the elements of magic--nothing youd find in Hogwarts, but rather the magic of the early movies and how they were the stuff that dreams are made on!
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I skimmed through a copy at a cute, independent bookstore in Napa Valley over the weekend. Its quite the thick and lovely book. Now, a word to the wise--the book has MANY more illustrations than I expected! I was imagining a regular novel, with a sketch or two each chapter. No! Pages and pages of sketches separate chapters--they really DO help tell the story, not just in that they illustrate what is going (like childrens picture books) but actually serve to progress the story without using any words... Anyway, its a very neat idea--I just didnt want anyone to be surprised/disappointed if you were thinking the majority of the book is in traditional novel format.


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@The story I am about to share with you takes place in 1931, under the roofs of Paris. Here you will meet a boy named Hugo Cabret, who once, long ago, discovered a mysterious drawing that changed his life forever.@ So begins the introduction of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Shortly after the start of the story we learn that twelve-year-old Hugo has recently lost his father to a tragic fire.
A horologist working for the citys museum, Hugos father finds an old automaton in the museums attic one day. Being a clock maker, his father is innately fasinated by the little man that appears to be able to write out a message if he were only restored to his former glory. Having little time on his hands, Hugos father decides to leave it be. That is until young Hugo begs his father to fix the machine. But one fateful night when Hugos father is trapped inside the attic a fire
breaks out, thus leading to the death of Hugos father and much regret on Hugos part for having been the one to convince his father to fix the automaton in the first place.
Determined to continue where his father left off, Hugo begins working on the automaton by night while taking care of the citys clocks by day. But in order to get the pieces he needs to properly restore the automaton, he must steal from the towns toy vendor. This leads to discoveries Hugo never couldve imagined, new friendships, and a promising future for our young hero.

Although he has previously illustrated other authors works, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is Brian Selznicks first full childrens novel. It contains over 280 drawings, film stills, and what Selznick is best known for, stunning illustrations such as these:







Huge reminded me of Harry Potter a bit. Not in the wizardry kind of way, of course, but in the fact that theyre both young, theyve both lost their parents, and theyre both very endearing and seem to call forth the readers sympathy with great aptitude. Theyre the kind of boy youd want to adopt and give a better life to; in other words, my favorite sort of character to read about.
Hugos story is an enchanting journey that will have readers of all ages cheering for its characters and wanting more from Selznick.

If youre looking to follow up this book, the movie adaptation, simply titled Hugo, is directed by Martin Scorsese and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray February 28, 2012.

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This massive hardcover might have been worth four stars as a traditional novel, but the whimsical and cinematic illustrations absolutely push this book to a four. I read it in an evening and wished that I couldve had it when I was 10 -- I wouldve been in hog heaven. A great middle grade novel.




***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because Im only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novels presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I cant believe I just said @hearty.@ It sounds like a stew.****

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Simply the most imaginative, stunning book I have ever read. Brian Selznick is a talented artist. He uses his remarkable skill to create an incredibly beautiful and poignant story of an orphan boy, Hugo Cabret, who secretly roams the tunnels of the Paris train station, keeping the clocks in running order. He rescues an automata from a burnt down museum, in hope to restore it to its original form and to uncover its hidden message. He steals parts from a toy peddler, but eventually he’s caught and Hugo’s life takes on a drastic turn. Hugo’s journey takes us to his intricate world of clockwork mechanism, early days of cinematography and a long forgotten magician and filmmaker.

Selznick combines pencil drawings, photographs and word to tell the story; in that even when the text ends, the story is still being told visually through the illustrations or photographs from when the text left off. It a book that really does stimulate the senses.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is set in 1931 Paris. It was hard to believe that I was reading a fairly recent book. It’s true to its era, I felt as if I was reading classic – old and authentic.

Beautiful, magical book. I hope more books are written in this format.


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