The Invention of Hugo Cabret – B. Selznick

HugoAt 533 pages this is hardly your usual picture book, but this novel is littered with beautiful images which help to tell its tale. Inspired by a pioneering French film-maker, the protagonist is Hugo: an orphan who survives each day by clinging to hope, a hope that one day he can complete the work started by his father. To fix a mechanical man (an automaton) left behind by his father, Hugo is forced to steal parts from a local toy store and is led into a world he never knew existed. A modern fairytale of sorts, this is an uplifting story with a dreamlike style which clearly evokes life in an earlier Paris for readers.


One Response to “The Invention of Hugo Cabret – B. Selznick”

  1. anonymous Says:

    i got this book as a gift and i thought that it would be a horrible and uninteresting book but…

    it turned out to be one of the most absorbing and fascinating books i had ever read 😀

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