The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a novel in pictures and words by Brian Selznick was turned into a film adaptation released last year. While it didn’t fair well in theatres, it was nominated for eleven academy awards, making it the most nominated film of 2011. The story is exquisite and is part novel, part art project and thoroughly enjoyable. The book is available in YA SEL.
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick’s lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!
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.
Winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal