The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

hugo1.gifThis is a children’s book, but there was so much buzz about it, that I decided to read it. It was fantastic. The illustrations are gorgeous. The book is designed to be like a movie, with black and white drawings that start far away and then zoom in on an object. The story centers around a young boy, Hugo, who lives in a Paris train station. Hugo steals wind-up toys from the man who has a toy shop in the station. Their paths cross, when he gets caught stealing a toy mouse. The old man takes Hugo’s precious notebook in return. The old man is trying hard to forget what the young boy wants urgently to remember. What a wonderful book.

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