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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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All in black and white. This book also has some vintage photography of the era which really helps set the scene.

I’m including this in graphic novels because that is probably the best description for this rather unique book. Next time we go there, I won’t just stay in the theater all the time. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with http: Later on, Hugo goes to the film academy library, and encounters Etienne, who now works there.

It is mesmerising in its self-contained clockwork grace, and its astonishing ability to dip its pen in the ink in order to draw and write poems. View all 3 comments. That film, says Selznick, had stayed in his mind since he first saw it as a student back in the 80s.

A subtle world in black and white

They decide to fix it. Later on in the day, Hugo invites Isabelle to his room again, where he explains everything that was going on. The majority of the book consists of illustrations that compliment the narrative beautifully. It a book that really does stimulate the senses. OK, Goodreads was being a twonk and ruined my life by making all of the lovely pictures that I wanted to post look dodgy and skew-whiff.

Selznick made his personality to be often cold and haughty.


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I enjoyed this book so much, even more than Wonderstruck which I loved. Hugo and Isabelle go to the movies like Hugo promised, but they find out that Etienne was fired from working there since the boss found out that he has been sneaking children inside, so Isabelle unlocks the door using a bobby pin.

Este povestea lui Hugo, un copil care ramas fara parinti, ajunge in grija unui unchi, c Nu stiu cum este cartea asta pentru un copil, daca mie ca adult mi s-a parut minunata. I almost always focused on the words more than the pictures in storybooks as a child, and I suppose that remains the case here, huo 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 lx fill in some scenes of action and emotion to move the plot forward.

The book has much more depth though than This is not a Boxor Don’t Give the Cat a Cupcake or even any of the books about that troublesome pigeon who wants to drive the bus and do other things birds aren’t supposed to do.

La invención de Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick – Google Books

A horologist working for the city’s museum, Hugo’s father finds an old automaton in the museum’s attic on “The story I am about to share with you takes place inunder the roofs of Paris.

Related to this is one of the other things that I think would’ve made this novel better, a more complete, but subtle, address of what Cxbret think is an important lesson in selnzick story, that people Hugo, Isabelle, Papa George, etc.

Jun 05, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Fact and fiction engage like cogs in a clockwork motor as Hugo learns that the old man in the toyshop is none other than Georges Melies, the film maker famous for huugo movie, A Trip to the Moon.


Shortly after reading this, I also read Wonderstruck by the same author, which was just as wonderful.

I considered giving it five stars. If you’re interested in buying The Invention of Hugo Cabretjust click on the image below to go through my link. Jan 23, Fa Orozco rated it it was amazing Shelves: A cryptic drawing, a treasured Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Many are inspired by or make reference to film – The Boy of a Thousand Faces is about a boy obsessed with the actor Lon Chaney and old black and white monster movies.

Automatons have actually been built since ancient times and are still laa production, though now it’s mostly for artistic purposes. At first, I was even considering giving it 3 stars, which suprised me since so many people had told me that it was amazing. Although the story was a familiar one insofar as it was reminiscent of a Charles Dickens rags-to-riches story, it explored the rich, largely untapped topic, pa least in children’s literature, of the beginnings of cinema and the wonder that it inspired.

But the drawings … oh, the drawings! It emerges that the boy, Hugo, is a homeless orphan: Retrieved June 29, Lying on the table stripped of its dust-jacket it is darkly seductive.

Afterword – Having just watched the movie I think it’s one example where the movie does perfect justice to the book.