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The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Library Edition

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4 out of 5
Based on 11,714 Ratings and 3,655 Reviews

Book Description
Book Description:
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a tr... More
Book Information
PublisherPlayaway
BindingPreloaded Digital Audio Player (19 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-101602526125
ISBN-13978-1602526129
Publication Date07/2007
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The Creators
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About Brian Selznick (Author) : Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He was born in 1966 in New Jersey. Brian studied at The Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating from college, he w... more
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About Jeff Woodman (Narrator) : Jeff Woodman is a published author and a narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Jeff Woodman include Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need t... more
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Brian Selznick al Festivaletteratura di Mantova, settembre 2...


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how one sentence can be traded for 12 pages of illustrations...


Trailler do 2º Capitulo da obra "A Invenção de Hugo Cabre...


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"La straordinaria invenzione di Hugo Cabret". Un libro stra...


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Learn how Brian Selznick put an old fashioned haircut on a r...


Brian Selznick explains how he decided when to show pictures...
Reader Comments
2/19/2013 Laura Parkhurst tagged as: I recommend

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12/13/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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9/5/2011 Naomi Hawkins Rowe said: Knocked my socks off -- loved it that much

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6/22/2011 Ryan Loghry said: Awesome book! It's such a relief to see someone (all be it a Caldecott winner) get to do something different in regards to format, and storytelling. Great story, great illustrations.
tags: I recommend, I read

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7/1/2010 Sheri Radford tagged as: I recommend

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12/8/2009 Katy Philby tagged as: I read

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8/2/2009 Klairanda Heestand said: Great combination of illustrations and text! I love the way at some points in the story only the illustrations let you know whats happening the story. My 7 year old read it in two days, she was so interested in it that I had to read it for myself . Wonderfully put together book.

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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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6/15/2009 Lia Keyes said: Original, enchanting, immersive.

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6/14/2009 Laura J. Holman said: Amazing illustrations with a fascinating story. Read it with my son. Highly recommend it.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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4/26/2009 SJ Kessel said:
Selznick, B. (2007). The Invention of Hugo Cabret. New York: Scholastic Press. 0439813786 This Caldecott winner redefined what a picturebook is. Over five hundred pages long, The Invention of Hugo Cabret interweaves illustrations and text to create deeper meaning, many deeper meanings. Set i... more

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3/1/2009 Jessica Chrysler said: Simply marvelous, film noir meets graphic novel for kids.
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2/16/2009 Natisha LaPierre said: I'm not one who generally reads graphic novels or pictureless books, and I'm not sure how to classify this book other than a novel with lots of pictures. I enjoyed it. The combination of images and small chunks of text had a nice effect. The book is absolutely huge, but it "reads" quickly.
tags: I read

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12/2/2008 Tim O'Neill said: I frequently use this book to entice reluctant readers into extending themselves into the world of chapter books.
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11/11/2008 Katy Lee tagged as: I plan to read

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 513563
tags: young adult, caldecott winner

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10/6/2008 Rose Stuart tagged as: I recommend

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9/25/2008 celia Leary said: I loved this, and it is great to recommend to reluctant readers as 3/4 of the story is told through the stunning illustrations. Gives a fabulous feeling of achievement to them when they finish a book that is so thick too!
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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6/9/2008 Stephenie Hovland said:
Love, love, loved it! I read it on a car ride and think it's fantastic. I'm so glad I bought the hardcover. This is a book I will cherish and recommend. The storyline is a bit like the inner workings of a clock. The little gears of character the individual characters, their backstories, and t... more

tags: I recommend, I read, Inspired me

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3/17/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I read, I recommend

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3/14/2008 Julie M. Prince said:
This gorgeous book even caught the eye of my own 10-year-old reluctant reader. It's sparked many conversations with fellow writers and it was a pleasure to read. My favorite illustrations are the ones in the bookstore. I can practically smell those fabulous stacks. My official review can be found ... more

tags: I recommend, I read

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2/23/2008 Rita Haring said: I was happy to see that this book won the Caldecott. It was fantastic. I was worried kids would be put off because of the size of the book, but once I show them how many really cool pictures there are to go along with the story they don't seem to mind.
tags: I recommend, Caldecott Award

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2/21/2008 Darla Kline said: What an inspiring book. I recommended this book to two of my 8th grade readers, both wanted to know if there were any more books written this way!
tags: I recommend, I'm reading

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2/21/2008 Paul Michaels tagged as: I read

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2/21/2008 Carmela Martino said: What an amazing way to tell a story! I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I think it really deserved the Caldecott Award!
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2/17/2008 Andi Butler said: Wonderful book, and won the Caldecott!
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2/12/2008 Diane Smith said: Great book!
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1/23/2008 Deb Marshall tagged as: I'm reading

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1/15/2008 Craig Scott said: Winner of the Caldecott Medal ... highly recommended. An excellent childrens mystery!
tags: I recommend

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1/15/2008 Jack O'Rourke said:
The Caldecott Medal was announced yesterday for "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," by Brian Selznick. I'd just finished reading (assimilating?) the book, which is an artful arrangement of text and graphics. Interestingly, the book was a candidate both for the Newbery Medal, for a written novel, and the... more

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12/11/2007 Jessie Parker said: The way this book is put together is really inspiring. A friend of mine (who isn't normally interested in children's lit) is borrowing it form me- I figure that must be a resounding recommendation.
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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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7/30/2007 Sara Holmes tagged as: I Read

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7/20/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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6/22/2007 Gina Marysol Ruiz said: http://ginasblogging.blogspot.com/2007/03/invention-of-hugo-cabret.html

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