The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures (Book, 2007) []
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The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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Genre/Form: History
Caldecott Medal winner,
Curriculum resource
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Dust jackets (Binding)
Juvenile literature
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Selznick, Brian.
Invention of Hugo Cabret.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2007
Named Person: Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Selznick
ISBN: 9780439813785 0439813786 9781407103488 1407103482 9781428733145 1428733140
OCLC Number: 67383288
Notes: Art techniques used: Black and white pencil drawings that are photographic and cinematic in style. Some sequences operate like a flick book becoming animated like a movie.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 2008
National Book Awards finalist (Young People's Literature), 2007
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2008
Target Audience: 820L
Description: 533 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A brief introduction / Professor H. Alcofrisbas --
The thief --
The clocks --
Snowfall --
The window --
Hugo's father --
Ashes --
Secrets --
Cards --
The key --
The notebook --
Stolen goods --
The message --
pt. 2. The signature --
The armoire --
The plan --
The invention of dreams --
Papa Georges made movies --
Purpose --
The visit --
Opening the door --
The ghost in the station --
A train arrives in the station --
The magician --
Winding it up.
Responsibility: by Brian Selznick.
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A boy, a girl, and a mechanical mystery to solve

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2009-07-16) Good Permalink

First, let me clarify that actually I'd give this book 3 1/2 stars, and second, it's not strictly a graphic novel. It's a big, thick kid's book that reads really fast because probably 2/3 of the pages are pencil illustrations,...
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