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zochitl's_bookshelf said:
a story you will never forget
posted Jul 31, 2012 at 6:49PM
jazzy2 said:
This book was really good. It was a really fast read with all of the pictures. The story is so good because it is different with picture and words in one big book. I recommend it to anyone of all ages because of the heartwarming story.
posted Jun 3, 2012 at 6:40PM
Mani said:
This is a book about a 12-year-old boy named Hugo Cabret who lives in a train station. Long ago, his father discovered a broken automaton (a windup machine that can do things like imitating animals, etc.) that he believes can write. Both Hugo and his father are excited to see what poem or riddle this machine can produce when it is fixed, but his father dies trying to fix it. Can Hugo do this tricky task on his own before someone realizes that he is living in the train station all by himself? What's unusual about this book is that it's not just a novel, but a mix of a novel with just words and a graphic novel with just pictures. When something exciting is happening, the author switches from words to pictures, which makes the story up to you to interpret.
posted Jul 27, 2011 at 11:38AM
Sarah Catherine said:
Even though this book has a lot of pictures and not many pages of words it is still a veryt interesting book!
posted Jun 24, 2011 at 3:45PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a 544-page picture book, and it is a fantastic, magical adventure. In 1930s Paris, twelve-year-old orphan Hugo Cabret lives a secret life behind the walls of the city’s train station. His job is to maintain the station’s many clocks, but his passion is repairing a small mechanical man that his deceased father found in a museum attic. If it ever works, the automaton’s gears will turn and it will write a message; in his grief and loneliness, Hugo believes this will somehow be a message from his father. When he is caught stealing wind-up toys for mechanical parts from the station’s toy booth, Hugo’s life changes forever. Put to work by the crotchety old toymaker and befriended by the toymaker’s inquisitive goddaughter, sensitive Hugo begins to emerge from his shell and make some intriguing connections between the toymaker’s true identity, his father’s history, and his own future. Along the way, author Brian Selznick pushes the boundaries of what the picture book can do. Subtitled A Novel in Pictures and Words, sections of the story are conveyed through silvery charcoal illustrations that zoom in and out as your turn the pages like a film on a screen. Cinema is a theme of the story, and movie stills—especially those from early French filmmaker Georges Méliès’ whimsical A Trip to the Moon—are interspersed throughout the book, as are archival photographs of the Paris of the day. More than an illustrated or graphic novel, the combination of written word and visual image is wholly unique to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and it’s a combination that won the book the 2008 Caldecott Medal for best illustrated children’s break. Elegant, sophisticated, and charming from cover to cover, this genre-busting book is breaking new ground.
posted Jun 22, 2010 at 1:33PM
cheeseeater said:
this book is so good! i love how there are so many pictures that describe the story!
posted Jun 5, 2010 at 10:08AM
Avatar for Cooper Cooper said:
best book i have ever read
posted Oct 30, 2009 at 3:12PM
Cassidy said:
Hugo Cabret is one amazing book. This book is very adventurous and feels like it never ends! Pictures go with every spellbounding twist and turn that Hugo Cabret goes through in his life. It creates a tale that you will very forget and definately will be on your favorite book list. This book would probably be only for kids 10 and up because of the difficult words. But for the kids who do read it...enjoy!
posted Jul 24, 2009 at 4:55PM
dribblingsam said:
When you pick up this book, its like 500 pounds. It actually is a really short book because more that 3/4 of it is only pictures. The author does a great job of describing the book with pictures and I felt like i was in the story too.
posted May 16, 2009 at 9:05AM
Sri said:
I loved it! It was about a little boy who lives with his uncle and works as a time keeper. One day, his uncle dies, and the little boy is left alone to take care of the huge clocks, and he has no experience whatsoever how to take care of the clocks. Read the book to find out what happens to him!
posted Mar 23, 2009 at 11:30AM
Sri said:
I loved it! It was about a little boy who lives with his uncle and works as a time keeper. One day, his uncle dies, and the little boy is left alone to take care of the huge clocks, and he has no experience whatsoever how to take care of the clocks. Read the book to find out what happens to him!
posted Mar 23, 2009 at 11:30AM
xian said:
moe This is a great book involving a toy booth,a mysterious mechanical man, a girl,a boy, and alot of clocks.It has great illustrations and the illustrations kept you wanting to read more.
posted Sep 13, 2008 at 1:49PM
leelee said:
This is a great book with a great story and awesome pics!
posted Jun 24, 2008 at 1:11PM
hannread said:
I love this book and it has so many pictures it didn’t take me very long to read.
posted Jun 23, 2008 at 3:16PM
Katrina said:
It's a really good story. It really shows how far the boy in the story can go for what he wants. I like adventure stories and there are surprises around every corner.
posted Jun 18, 2008 at 12:27PM
Katrina said:
It's a really good story. It really shows how far the boy in the story can go for what he wants. I like adventure stories and there are surprises around every corner.
posted Jun 18, 2008 at 12:27PM
Horse lover said:
I really loved the book. It made me want to keep reading because of all of the pictures and especially the fabolous story!
posted Mar 25, 2008 at 2:11PM
Julia Sieben said:
It is an amazing book about an orphan teacher who takes care of clocks around his home the train staion.His father died but let hugo the boy something special that could change hugo's life. What is it ? I won't tell you... you just might have to read the book yourself. It is amazing I t is my favorite book ever and i don't know any one who doesn't like it !!!
posted Oct 27, 2007 at 10:40AM
greenfisch said:
I visual feast wrapped in a tale for all ages.
posted Aug 3, 2007 at 2:45PM
Will H. said:
This is one of the best books I have ever read, it will keep you reading until the final page!
posted Apr 8, 2007 at 10:23AM
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