Why We Love It
More than half of the 500 pages in this book are full-page pencil illustrations. A testament to old-style cinema and French filmmaker Georges Méliès, it tells the story of a 12-year-old orphan who unlocks the secret of a mysterious mechanical man. The book is a quick (but thick) read that will be remembered not only for its vivid storytelling but the richly detailed pictures. Suspenseful action keeps the plot moving and both reluctant and voracious readers will gobble this one up.
- Click here to listen to an interview with Brian Selznick on National Public Radio.
- Enjoy some interactive Hugo Cabret fun from Scholastic by clicking here.
- Watch the movie Hugo after you have completed the book? Which version do you enjoy more and why?
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