I have "read" The Invention of Hugo Cabret's opening sequence at least 150 times. It feels like you're watching a movie. I asked 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to share what they liked about Hugo.
- "It is one of the best books I've ever read. It took me forever to find a good book after it. Nothing has ever compared."
- "It is a true masterpiece."
- "I liked the sequence of events--it is full of mystery and shocking surprises."
- "I kept putting off reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret because of its size. Don't be afraid! You will read it in 3 hours."
- "I hope the movie is as good as the book. "
- "I like how it zooms in. The details amazed me."
Brian Selznick talks about how Hugo was made.
TheInventionofHugoCabret.com is the first book website I remember regularly checking.
Brian discusses detail and light.
Isabelle's haircut was modeled after actress Louise Brooks.
A Trip to the Moon and movies of the 1930s inspired The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret video booktalk
I won't argue with Brian Selznick. ;)
"I've always loved libraries." -Brian Selznick
This is an illustration from Brian's forthcoming novel, Wonderstruck (pub. 9/13/11)
Borrow The Invention of Hugo Cabret from your public or school library. Please support independent bookshops.