The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret A Novel in Words and Pictures By Selznick, Brian Book - 2007

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a beautiful book with amazing drawings and an amazing story line. In the beginning of the book, Hugo's father dies in a fire and his uncle soon disappears, leaving Hugo to secretly maintain the clocks in the train station. Hugo wants to fix an automaton he salvaged from the fire, but he struggles to procure tools and food for himself. Hugo is caught stealing from the local toy maker, but this allows him to meet and befriend Isabelle, the toy maker's daughter. After many adventures together, they fix the automation and discover something shocking. I recommend this book to all children who are curious as to what this big secret is. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 5 because it was an amazing book with a deep meaning and beautiful pictures. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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