La straordinaria invenzione di Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick at – ISBN – ISBN – Mondadori – Click here to see a cool video about Hugo. Click here to see who La straordinaria invenzione di Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick,available at Book Depository. La straordinaria invenzione di Hugo Cabret: un romanzo per parole e immagini. [ Brian Selznick; Fabio Paracchini] — When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Such a great book! Twelve-year-old Hugo, orphan, clock keeper, and thief, has been keeping the clocks running invenzinoe the walls of a busy Paris train strwordinaria, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.

Zelinsky, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Rapunzel and I had an online conversation about making books, creating Hugo, figuring out when a story “works,” research, Moby Dick, synesthesia, getting permission, starting a story and alot of other stuff. Si quiere sobrevivir, nadie debe saber de su existencia. What I loved about this book was the second part, which is where it really kicked off invenzionw me and captured my full attention.

Quotes from The Invention of There’s overall a nice tone to the story and the breaks in the text work well.

Click here to see a cool video about Hugo. I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. But other parts fell short of it. Return to Book Page. Where are the words? I have, since settled on giving it 4 starts, because I can’t really sum up my first reaction to the work as “It was amazing! Sep 13, Nat rated it really liked it Shelves: At first, I was even considering giving it 3 stars, which suprised me since so many people had told me that it was amazing.


Skip to main content. I’ve yet to see the movie adaptation but I’ve had my eye on this book for a while.

As I said I liked this a lot and the book made me happy that it existed in the world. View all 6 comments. The illustrations also help move the story along as there are two pages full of writing while the next four or five pages are full of illustrations that detail what happens in the story and the next few pages are full of writing again while continuing the story.

It’s captivating and easy to read in one sitting.

Aug 16, Mish rated it it was amazing Shelves: So that was lovely. Brian Selznick makes the characters in this book extremely memorable, especially the main character Hugo Cabret as Hugo is shown as a boy who has a huge ambition and yet he always feels lonely and insecure when he is around other people, since he spent most of his life alone and children will easily sympathize with his situation as any child might feel a bit secluded from other people whenever they lose a loved one.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The reader really needs to spend some time pouring over these intricate drawings, for they forward the story. Estimated on or before Wed.

He rescues an automata from a burnt down museum, in hope to restore it to its original form and to uncover its hidden message. Other offers may also be available. The pictures that make up about half the book are an interesting device.


They do help move parts of the story along, like I think the chase scenes benefit from being done entirely by pictures, reading about a boy running away from someone wouldn’t have had the same ‘excitement’ as in the pictures. Add to watch list. After all it’s a novel consisting of many beautiful graphics and some written pages.

The book is a chunky one at over pages and it can seem daunting at first but it’s actually a very quick read. The book is set in Paris in the s and Hugo is an orphan who only manages to survive each day by clinging to the hope that he will one day fix the automaton his father had been working on It was hard to believe that I was reading a fairly recent book.

It also has a feeling of the greatness and mystery of books and stories in general that reading Borges can induce, but this is for kids, which is cool because it’s probably good for kids to learn that books are magical and fun at a young age. Published March by Scholastic Press first published I would recommend this book to literally everyone who likes reading.