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Invention of Hugo Cabret, The


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Selznick  Brian
Publisher: Scholastic
Subject/Category: 3+
Year Reviewed:: 2008
ISBN: 9780439813785
Review: A work of genius combining elements of the illustrated novel, wordless storytelling and minimal, brilliant text, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is the story of an orphan with a precious secret to protect and a family mystery to solve. Set in a Paris train station in the 1930s, we see Hugo's secret life intersect with a shop owner and his goddaughter who each protect secrets of their own. Beautiful and memorable.

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