This spellbinding 'novel in pictures' unravels a mystery involving an orphan named Hugo who lives in a Paris train station and is obsessed with a mechanical man that his late father discovered while working at a museum. The story follows Hugo in his quest to know more about the man.
highly detailed pencil illustration employ a range
of perspectives and are a visual treat! Kids are amazed and delighted
that they can follow plot twists without a lot of text.
This is one of those 'guaranteed hits' that teachers and parents can
pass off to any child--even reluctant readers--and know it will be
In an age of 'been there, done that', this is a book
unlike any books your children have seen. In fact, in a starred review,
said it "shatters
conventions related to the art of bookmaking" and PW called
it "a true masterpiece" and "an
artful blending of narrative, illustration and cinematic
Note: The movie Hugo is based on this book.
* Caldecott Medal -- 2008
* American Library Association Notable Children's Book List
* American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
* National Book Award Finalist
* New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007
* Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2007
Interest Level: Gr. 4-7 DRA Level: 60 Guided Reading: W
Reading Level: age 9-12 Lexile Measure: 820L Grade Level Equiv: 5
Below are sample pages from inside The Invention of Hugo Cabret:
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