Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - The Best Book I Have Read This Year

 There will be a special space in my library reserved for this book.  
550 pages and more than half are stunning illustrations like these.  
I could not put the book down. 
 This is the first time in a long time when I can say time really stood still while I read.  I was lost in the story.
I will read it again because I read and looked very quickly wanting desperately to know how it ends.  The book has already been turned into a movie that will be released this fall.  
I am so glad my husband found this book for me!  I stayed up way too late but it was worth it!
 From the author Brian Selznick:  My new book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is a 550 page novel in words and pictures. But unlike most novels, the images in my new book don't just illustrate the story; they help tell it. I've used the lessons I learned from Remy Charlip and other masters of the picture book to create something that is not a exactly a novel, not quite a picture book, not really a graphic novel, or a flip book or a movie, but a combination of all these things.

Here is a link to the Amazon listing.


  1. Wasn't this wonderful? I read this to my son, and yesterday I bought the NEW one! GET IT!

  2. Thanks for the tip, Carmi. It looks like a wonderful book to get lost in.