Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

An interesting children's book by Brian Selznick. It's a past winner of the Caldecott Award. Hugo is an orphan and a clock keeper in the busy Paris train station in 1931. His survival depends on anonymity and thieving. He makes the acquaintance of a bookish young girl and her guardian, a bitter old man who runs a toy shop in the train station. That's when his secret life, and his most treasured possession, are put at risk. This is a fascinating combination of picture book and graphic novel with lovely illustrations.

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