The Invention of Hugo Cabret



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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

This combination of a graphic novel and historical fiction tells the story of a little boy discovering the evolution of filmmaking. The orphan Hugo lives hidden in a train station in Paris. One day he is caught stealing at a toy booth. He starts to work there and becomes friends with the owner’s goddaughter Isabelle. Hugo notices that Isabelle’s necklace looks like a key …

Suitable for interdisciplinary teaching, primarily in the subjects History and German (filmmaking, evolution of cinema).

· · 2007

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Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Scholastic, 2007. 533 pp., ISBN 9781407103488

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