I picked up 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' because I got it for an 11 yr old grand to read. I enjoyed it as magical. The drawings, art and actual photos are mesmerizing. That I found out after finishing 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' it was based on the life of a major character in the story was rather exciting! I understand 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' is the basis of the movie 'Hugo' . I sincerely hope the kids READ the book instead of watching the movie. I rarely watch movies of books I've read - I am usually disgusted with them.