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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Community Reviews back

by Brian Selznick
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 5 years ago
I'm guessing that if you haven't read The Invention of Hugo Cabret then you've at least seen the film Hugo starring Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz. The movie adaptation is actually very faithful to the book. If you're unfamiliar, it's about a boy that is living in a train station in Paris an...
Nay's Pink Bookshelf
Nay's Pink Bookshelf rated it 9 years ago
Outstanding story from start to finish. So many times I wanted to cry for Hugo because of how he lost his father and uncle and had to live on his own in the timekeepers apartment. I mean stealing food and drinks. Stealing toys...such a sad upcoming. However, meeting the toy both owner, Georges, was ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 9 years ago
So, I'd seen Hugo when it first came out in the theaters, thought I should give this book a try, and promptly forgot about it until I saw it on the shelf of the library. I'm so glad I picked it up, though, because it was absolutely brilliant! It's a combination of text and illustrations and photo...
Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it 9 years ago
by Brian Selznick The only thing I don't like about Brian Selznick's books is how long it takes him to write them. But they're definitely worth the wait. Ama sent me this book my sophomore year in college. I read it the evening I received it in between Japanese worksheets and Project Runway. It'...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 9 years ago
Genre: France / Machines / Family / Traveling Year Published: 2007 Year Read: 2010 Words cannot describe how much I loved this book! “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” is one of the first chapter books to win a Caldecott Medal and is cleverly written and illustrated by Brian Selznick and it is ...
Bruce's Reads
Bruce's Reads rated it 9 years ago
I love reading Brian Selznick's books. His imagination and wit are carefully laced into each chapter, with characters you can root for, themes that are enduring, and adventures that will keep you turning the pages. This story I first saw as the movie last year, and I liked it. I liked the book perha...
Robert Zimmermann
Robert Zimmermann rated it 9 years ago
I picked this book up at my local used bookstore after flipping through it and admiring the illustrations throughout its pages. Visually, the presentation of the book was like nothing else I’ve seen before.I sat down to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and I was instantly in love. Through the comb...
The Night Owl
The Night Owl rated it 9 years ago
I started coveting this book when I first saw it at Borders in 2007. I thought it was gorgeous, but I just wasn’t willing to pay full price for a book that I thought of as a “picture book for the sophisticated”. And yes, I know it’s a middle grade book, but the artwork is gorgeous. Anyway, I knew it...
The Book High
The Book High rated it 9 years ago
This actually took me much longer to make it through than I'd expected it would. It's beautiful, yes. The pictures are spectacular and the whole concept is unique and deserves to be honored.But the story--especially for the first half--wasn't quite good enough to make me willing to put up with the...
JulieM
JulieM rated it 10 years ago
Clever book that tells much of the story in the beautiful black and white illustrations.
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