The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Brian Selznick

Hugo is a young orphan secretly living in the walls of a train station where he labors to complete a mysterious invention left by his father. In a work of more than five hundred pages, the suspenseful text and wordless double-page spreads narrate the tale in turns. Black-and-white pencil illustrations evoke the flickering images of the silent films to which the book pays homage.

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