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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The Invention of Hugo Cabret was a pleasure to read and I recommend it to everyone. The second main character in the book. His automata were kept in a museum in Paris but were later thrown away. 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.

Jan 03, Mario rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best way I can describe it is a love letter to art, film and magic. Because I’m only reviewing my favorite books — not every book I read.

It also has a feeling of the greatness and mystery of books and stories in general that reading Borges can induce, but this is for kids, which is cool because it’s probably good for kids to learn that books are magical and fun at a young age.

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I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. Later on, Hugo goes to the film academy library, and encounters Etienne, who now works there. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The illustrations that Brian Selznick does himself are also really well done – they are all done in pencil, so at times it can be a little hard to see what is going on, but the facial expressions of his characters are beautiful, and he beautifully represents the streets of Paris and the busyness of the station itself.

If I fail, you may cut off my head. Later on in the day, Hugo invites Isabelle to his room again, where he explains everything that was going on. 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. May 10, Jonnie rated it really liked it Shelves: Words can’t express how much I enjoyed this book. Hugo’s father worked at a museum in Paris when he found the automaton.


Around the Year i Parts of the book managed to achieve that which we all really want from a children’s book: Lying on the table stripped of its dust-jacket it is darkly seductive. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Oct 22, Vanessa rated it really liked it.

But in order to get the pieces he needs to properly restore the automaton, he must steal from the town’s toy vendor. But other parts fell short of it. I picked this up for a challenge to read a Steampunk book, and had no idea what I was getting into as I opened the cover. Individually, the book would have been great as a novel or graphic novel but with the two elements combined, it’s fantastic.

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Basically, it made me feel like this and this A boy approaches a railway station, He crosses the busy concourse, dodges through the crowds, up the stairs selxnick along a deserted passage before slipping surreptitiously behind a secret panel in the wall and hiding himself behind the face of the station clock. View all 12 comments. He overhears the two discussing how the police found out that Hugo’s uncle was found dead in the ocean, and they believed that it was the ghost of the clock-keeper keeping them going, but now they were breaking down since the ghost was angry.

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. Selznick makes ingencion use of perspective, and the angles and shadows created as the pages turn add extra depth to those long dark corridors and hidden passages.

After they are kicked out of the theatre, Hugo is almost caught by the station inspector, noticing the clock delays.

Quotes from The Invention of On the whole my verdict is that Selznick has created an informative and artistic novel that allows children access to a visually inspiring idea. Since the story itself is all about cinema, it seems appropriate that it should have a screen life.


When he grew into a young man and cxbret movies were invented, he asked the Lumiere brothers, one of the first directors, to sell him a camera, they refused so Melies made his own camera out of his remaining materials from his parent’s shoe company.

It helps that Martin Scorsese has expressed an interest in directing it, because: It’s actually not, but there was a “Golden Age of Automata” which happened during the last fifty years of the Victorian era, which most of the Steampunk aesthetic df based from. Like Georges, she is in her elder years. While I was at uni, I studied both English Lit and Film studies, so film will always have a special place in my heart… especially the earlier ones.

She is enraged when Isabelle reveals that she actually stole the key from her.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The first sign that the station inspector noticed of irregularity was when the clocks began to be too early and too late, even if just by seconds. View all comments. January 30, Scholastic Press. Retrieved June 29, Nonetheless, I wager that I can, within the hour, create a graphic novel which in every way is invemcion superior to this one. I can’t believe I just said “hearty.

One night, a fire at the museum kills Hugo’s father. Hugo does so, but along the way stopping while stealing invenciin and croissants from Monsieur Frick and Miss Emily.

I loved everything in it, the story, the characters, the movie pictures and the ART. The official time-keeper has disappeared and Hugo, who has inherited his father’s clockmaking skills, is trying to keep the station clocks going without being discovered. Meanwhile, the shopkeeper decides to make Hugo work at the toy booth, saying that he just might give the notebook back if he did so.

The author of The Invention of Dreams and Etienne’s master at the film academy.

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