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,
School Library Journal
said it "shatters
conventions related to the art of bookmaking" and Publisher's Weekly 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: Grade 4-7 DRA Level: 60 Guided Reading: W
Reading Level: age 9-12 Lexile Measure: 820L Grade Level Equiv: 5
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