Invention of Hugo Cabret : Parade of Books #21 LbNA # 57966
|Owner||Sunny Side Up|
|Placed Date||May 25 2011|
|Last Update||Jun 25 2011|
Archaeofrog’s generous donation of this stamp to the Parade of books introduced me to this delightfully different book. Here is a description of the book from TheInventionofHugoCabret.com and Amazon.com:
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.
This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you.
From Black Beauty, head west. You may notice near an open area that a parallel trail eventually comes to the same level as your trail. Your key landmarks are on the north side - a large tree, a bird house, a warning sign – and a line of pines ahead that extend to the north. Look on the south side of the trail for a pile of posts – check the far west end for Archaeofrog’s Invention of Hugo Cabret.