02. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Historical Fiction, Paige · Tags:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, 533 pages, read by Paige, on 01/11/2012

Fabulous book! Yes, this is a children’s title but I would gladly reccomend this to any person young or old. I have yet to see the film that has been based off of it, but I know that it has/had been nominated for a number of awards (as has the book).

The story follows the life of main character Hugo Cabret. Hugo is a  12 year old orphan living in Paris and has taken over as the clock keeper at a major train station. He is stealing to survive and working on something very, very special. While living in the station he encounters a toy booth owner and his godfather Isabelle.

There are twists and turns throughout the story, but you never get lost. The large number of illustrations thorughout the book are amazing and bring a whole new perspective to the story. It’s wonderful and touching. Also, though it appears quite long, it is a very quick read. Any and all should give this one a try!

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