The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian SelznickOrphan, 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 suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugos undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugos dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
La Invencion de Hugo Cabret = The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Spanish, Hardcover)
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When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in , meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized. Read more Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first.
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It's at once a picture book, a graphic novel, a rattling good yarn and an engaging celebration of the early days of the cinema. All in black and white. Selznick has always been fascinated by the cinema. As a child in New Jersey he's now 41 he would glow with pride when his surname came up on the screen - the legendary producer of Gone With the Wind and King Kong was his grandfather's first cousin, and "seeing that name always made me feel connected to that world. Movie stills are interspersed with an avalanche of drawings in The Invention of Hugo Cabret , a substantial volume with interlocking themes of secrecy, friendship and survival. Lying on the table stripped of its dust-jacket it is darkly seductive.