Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Hugo is alone. His father perished in a fire at the museum, and the uncle he lived with left. Now he is alone at the train station, fixing the clocks and working on an automaton, a machine that looked like a man and made drawings. He steals for food and parts to the man, and one day, he finds a girl with the key that fits the man's lock...

I have seen this book all over in stores and book fairs and ignored it because it was full of pictures. I always thought chapter books without pictures were the only good ones. Then my mom, a librarian, brought it home, and bored, i started to read. I loved the book, although it was kind of confusing, and would recommend it to anyone, especially those who like machines.

What would you do if you had no parents, no relatives, and lived a life in a train station pretending you are someone else?

Would you be interested in the automaton?

Do you think that the pictures in this book make up for the words missing?

Please give me your comments and answers to this post.


Mrs. V. said...

I tagged you- now you are IT!
tanner v.

Anonymous said...

This is a great book! I work in a school library and read only the first chaper to my kids. It has not been on the shelf since. It is always in the kids hands.