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

Selznick, Brian author, artist

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  • Creator by Brian Selznick
  • Format Books
  • Publication 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 533 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780439813785, 0439813786
  • OCLC ocm67383288

Summary

  • 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.

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.

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
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