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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 treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.From Publishers Weekly
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ISBN-10:  0439813786
ISBN-13:  978-0439813785
Author:  Brian Selznick
Genre:  Children's Books
Publisher:  Scholastic Press
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review by . March 03, 2012
. . . .which perhaps makes perfect sense for a book about one of the directors who created the history of movies and a movie by a director who has made history with his movies.  Scorsese's Hugo is a near-perfect snow globe of a movie, where the eye is drawn to the incandescent cinematography and down through the three dimensions of his holographic images to show the inner workings of the machines of Hugo Cabret.  Flat paper never stood a chance in this showdown of artistry.   …
review by . November 24, 2009
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is an amazing book. It tells the story of a boy who's orphaned, taken in by his miserable uncle, and then orphaned again. It's a story ultimately about faith and persistence and trust. The faith and persistence not being Hugo's, but rather those who stand firmly enough against the boy's rejection, that he finds that eventually he can trust once again.    The book is huge, by the way, with over 500 pages, but they aren't filled with text. Instead …
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