Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Selznick brings readers an unique and beautiful story. The words were brilliant, but the illustrations took this story to a whole new level. The detailed black and white sketches pulled me in closer and closer, making me fall into the story so easily. There is no surprise to know that Selznick won the Caldecott Award for this one. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a true masterpiece.
Though it tops out at 525 pages, it was a quick read because of the number of drawings included. I could easily pick this one up again and again, enjoying it more every time. Thankfully, it sits on my son's shelf, so all I have to do is ask his permission!
Have you fallen into Hugo's world?What did you think about Selznick's combination?
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Awesome book! Have you seen the movie? They did a great job with it.ReplyDelete
Suey ... This is where I have to confess that I actually saw the movie before I read the book! I actually really enjoyed it and thought it was beautifully done!Delete
Tif, I love (and own!) this book :) Honestly, though, I was totally psyched for the movie---and was ultimately disappointed :( The movie was aesthetically beautiful---so well done, but I was pretty upset they changed/omitted the parts of the story that made it so moving *sigh*ReplyDelete
writersideup.com ... I actually saw the movie before reading the book, so I found myself loving each one in their own right. The movie was really beautiful. BUT, let's be honest ... most books are better than the movie!!Delete
Yep! Pretty much always, except---in my opinion---The Wizard of Oz :DDelete
writersideup.com ... Ohhh, I loved The Wizard of Oz as a movie and as a book, but look at them as completely separate entities. They are so different. I really need to read more of the series at some point.Delete