The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik (J)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznik (Juvenile Fiction)

An enchanting and mesmerizing book that is as much of a treat for the eyes as it is for the heart. Brian Selznik’s original drawings masterfully tell the story of 12-year old Hugo, an orphan who secretly repairs the clocks of a Paris train station after the disappearance of his uncle.  Selznik provides readers with a mini-movie that can easily be forwarded or rewound with the simple flip of a page.  I knew about Georges Méliès before reading this story and was delighted to be able to revisit him on a more personal level. Although you can read this book over a weekend, its beauty and compassion will stay with you far longer.

Rating: 5/5