Words cannot describe how much I loved this book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is one of the first chapter books to win a Caldecott Medal and is cleverly written and illustrated by Brian Selznick and it is about how an orphaned boy named Hugo finds out the secrets contained in his most prized possession a mechanical man from his dead father The Invention of Hugo Cabret is clearly one of the most exciting and amazing books ever created for children Brian Selznick has created a book that goes beyond what any children s book has gone before Brian Selznick has made this story extremely dramatic and exciting at the same time as it details the adventures of an orphaned boy in Paris and how he tries to uncover the mystery of the mechanical man 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 Another memorable character is Isabelle, the toy maker s daughter who is shown as being a strong heroine and she is always shown yearning forinformation about life that she will not let anyone get in her way, including Hugo Brian Selznick also makes the story extremely creative as the book is set up as two pages are filled with writing while the next few pages are full of illustrations only Brian Selznick s illustrations are amazingly beautiful as they are mainly in black and white colors, but the characters look so realistic that they make this book extremely beautiful to look at 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 Brian Selznick illustrates the characters expressions in such a realistic manner that ranges from shock to happiness that children will easily relate to the characters The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a truly distinguished children s book that is ahead of its time and it will always remain to be one of the best books ever created I would recommend this book to children ages seven and up since the length of this book might bored smaller children.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Este libro es maravilloso Youtube no se salva de que haga una rese a No cualquier libro se lee en 2 horas y media por que no puedes soltarlo Y menos si tiene 533 p ginas. What a silly Qs Of course I do LOVE Books, Sure I Want some AdventuresAnd above all I adore the magic of Cinema , , And that s why I loved Hugo. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 17 2014 23 2015 25 2015 Twelve year old Hugo, orphan, clock keeper, and thief, has been keeping the clocks running in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.But when his world suddenly interlocks with a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, an eccentric, bookish girl, 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.I ve been eyeing this book for a few months now, and I was beyond excited to finally have it in my hands because of the gorgeous format it s told through.Here are a few of the many intricate and beautiful illustrations that captured meIt s so beautiful, said Isabelle It looks like the whole city is made out of stars Sometimes I come up here at night, even when I m not fixing the clocks, just to look at the city I like to imagine that the world is one big machine You know, machines never have any extra parts They have the exact number and type of parts they need So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason And that means you have to be here for some reason, tooI also really liked the fact that this book included stills from various films I know what I ll be watching over the next few days Lastly, I want to mention that I was really satisfied with that ending because Hugo found his happiness He s among family No unnecessary romance Everyone got their happily ever after or as close to it as you can get.So I truly cannot wait to pick upfrom Brian Selznick and see what s next in storeNote I m anAffiliate If you re interested in buying The Invention of Hugo Cabret, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commissionSupport creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with There is something awesome feeling about getting through 400 pages of a book on an hour lunch break, and still have time to use the bathroom and punch in three minutes early So what if the book has lots of illustrations and it s written for children, it s still a real sense of Herculean reading, even if it s not that impressive I liked this book a lot I considered giving it five stars I don t read children or young adult novels so I don t have much to compare it to The book has muchdepth though than This is not a Box, or Don t Give the Cat a Cupcake or even any of the books about that troublesome pigeon who wants to drive the bus and do other things birds aren t supposed to do This book also is so much better than the first two Harry Potter books, which I have read and didn t care for very much This book has the a great sense of wonder that adult books like Trip to the Stars has 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 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 I don t know much about kids but I think that the way the book opens with almost fifty pages of pictures gives a great feeling for the book which would be muchdifficult to have described for kids in only words As I said I liked this a lot and the book made me happy that it existed in the world. 3.5I admit that for a while I thought this book might be one of those children s picture books whose ratings reflect the artwork and not the story And yeah, the artwork is pretty nifty But as the story began to unfold and became entwined with historical events, I gradually turned my attention from the drawings to Hugo Cabret and co The book is set in Paris in the 1930s 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 and that it will reveal a hidden message left to him.I had also originally thought that this book was tagged historical fiction because it happens to be set in the 1930s, but no, there is a real story in here that I found both interesting and educational Parts of the book managed to achieve that which we all really want from a children s book magical flair But other parts fell short of it I found the ending to be somewhat anticlimatic as well but, on the whole, it was a nice story and I really enjoyed the history lesson behind it Rounded up to four stars because I m feeling nice. I felt intimidated by the idea of reviewing Hugo Cabret, and wondered if anyone would help me Luckily, the cast of Terry Gilliam s 1989 movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen were delighted to come to my rescue Here are some selected comments The Right Ordinary Horatio JacksonI do not approve of this absurd confection, which even the most cursory glance will reveal to be utterly lacking in rationality A small boy cannot hide in the walls of a station and tend its clocks a clockwork automaton cannot write a lengthy novel, complete with pictures and even the author admits that his portrait of a distinguished French film maker is, I regret to say, entirely the product of his deplorable imagination People who flout these elementary principles are liable to come to a very sticky end Now I am afraid I have important business which I must attend to Thank you and good day.Baron MunchausenYou say you are impressed by the meticulous craftsmanship, loving execution and unusual plot I concede that my diverse adventures trips to the Moon, routing the Turkish army, and other such trifles have hitherto prevented me from demonstrating my own literary talents Nonetheless, I wager that I can, within the hour, create a graphic novel which in every way is far superior to this one If I fail, you may cut off my head These are my terms what are yours Sally SaltIf I did have a brother, I wish he was like Hugo And if I had a sister, I wish she was like Isabelle And I think Uncle Georges is a bit like the Baron.Paris looks very pretty Next time we go there, I won t just stay in the theater all the time.The Goddess VenusMr Selznick, what a handsome mustache Shall we dance The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick 2011 1389 280 Knowing I had to return this to the library tomorrow I had a browse and noticed it is majority pictures and not a whole of lot text So this evening I managed to read the entire thing out loud to my mother and sister Boom Now I can return it having read this masterpieceYou know, machines never have any extra parts They have the exact number and type of parts they need So I believe that if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason And that means you have to be here for some reason, too I absolutely adore the film Hugo so when I found out it was originally a book I felt I had to pick it up This story follows a young boy, Hugo who lives in the train station in Paris He lives alone, taking care of the many clocks around the station and making sure they are all running smoothly He has with him a machine his father told him about An automaton that he is determined to fix up The story itself is very simple, about Hugo s survival in the train station, and how his life changes forever when he has a run in with the old man who runs the toy booth Everything in this tale joins together Hugo s automaton, the old man and his toys, his father s love of movies it all combines to create a wonderful story It is a magical tale, filled with wonder, and joy in the simple things What tipped it to the five star mark for me were the wonderful illustrations in this novel Pages of drawings that serve to tell parts of the story, where we don t read any text at all, and we just see the story unfold before our very eyes.Breathtaking. 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