The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Selznick, Brian

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-54500-363-6
Publisher
Scholastic Audiobooks


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2007

It's a tribute to The Invention of Hugo Cabret that this audio version doesn't measure up. The printed book uses text, pictures, and page turns to tell its story of a boy's discovery of secrets in 1931 Paris, and the loss of two out of three deprives the tale of much of its meaning and alm...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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