Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
A Book Review By C.Z. Gardner

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a one of a kind novel by a one of a kind author. It is masterfully written with a storyline that will keep you riveted. Brian Selznick is the author of this Caldecott Medal winning book. It has a unique, yet intriguing style, which can entrance anyone reading it. I also think that his unique illustrations are second to none. He can tell a story just as well with pictures as with words. I think the old saying is true, "A picture is worth a thousand words." 

This story is set in the city of love, Paris,1931. This is during the Great Depression in America as well, providing context for the story. This book begins with forty five pages of Selznick’s signature illustrations and contains two hundred and eighty four in all. The story begins with the attempted theft of a wind up rat and the wrath of an old man. In the story you will read about a mechanical man with a mysterious message, a girl with a heart key necklace, a cardboard notebook, and a movie director long thought to be dead. There are twists and turns at every corner, and remember, dreams can sometimes be more real than we thought. Stay tuned for my next review on Wonderstruck and keep on adding to the comments!

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