Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book review for you- apres Academy Awards

Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Genre: Historical, 30s, Middle Grade

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: March 1st 2007
Hardcover: 533 pages

Orphan Hugo Cabret lives in a wall. His secret home is etched out in the crevices of a busy Paris train station. Part-time clock keeper, part-time thief, he leads a life of quiet routine until he gets involved with an eccentric, bookish young girl and an angry old man who runs a toy booth in the station. The Invention of Hugo Cabret unfolds its cryptic, magical story in a format that blends elements of picture book, novel, graphic novel, and film. Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Brian Selznick has fashioned an intricate puzzle story that binds the reader like a mesmerist’s spell.
- review from the "Book Smugglers"

I think this would be an enchanting story to expose your kids too. The movie is created in 3D and is one of the first kid's stories that Scorseses (the director) has brought to life. His granddaughter was reading the book and was so enthralled with it she told him he would have to make it into a movie. Lucky her for having so talented a grandfather eh? He obliged and I am sure now that he is sooooo glad he did as it received 5 academy awards for his efforts on Sunday evening at the Academy Awards ceremony. Get a copy and enjoy. Blessings today.
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