Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Invention of Hugo Cabret...

           "If you lose your purpose ... it's like your broken."

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
"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 mystery." ~~Book Cover

Author: Brian Selznik
Published: 2007 
Age Level: 9 and up

I started helping my 6 year-old grandson read this book Friday night and he loves it. You read a few pages and then are carried along by the magnificent drawings of author Brian Selznick. This book is 533 pages long, but with 1/3 of it being illustrations it doesn't take long to reach the end. Imagine the accomplishment a 6-9 year-old feels when he completes it. My grandson and I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait for the movie to open on November 23rd. I give it 4 stars. We couldn't put it down.
Happy Reading!!!


  1. He's SO Cute!!
    Haven't heard about the movie Kathy but I'll be looking for it!

  2. Sounds like a good book! May have to read it myself

  3. You made me want to read this! I may have to take MY six year old to Hastings today and get it!! I think he'll love it! Great post!

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