The Invention of Hugo Cabret
a novel in words and pictures
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When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
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This book tells about a boy how lives in the walls and his sad life and the good thing is he got adopted at the end:]
There's a 12 year old boy living in the train station where his uncle worked, where he has taken that job over. His life takes a different path after being caught attempting to steal from a toy booth. He has no one to turn to, but people who are willing to help him.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is about an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station where his survival depends on secrets. Soon his world suddenly changes when he meets an eccentric girl and a strange old man who runs a toy booth,Hugos undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.
Hugo Cabret was awarded the Caldecott metal set in the train stations of Paris written by Brian's Sleznick. Hugo Cabret is a young orphan that lived in the walls of the train station. He found an automaton from a Museum fire he wanted to fix it since he saw it. He got caught stealing from the toy both the man took Hugos notebook that he needed to fixed the automaton. He managed fix the automaton with the help of Isabel's heart shaped key . Hugo got caught by the station inspector. She was getting taken to the orphanage until the man he was stealing from George's Méliès and his goddaughter Isabel adopted him and he grows up to be a gentleman.
The book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick is set in Paris 1931. Hugo Cabret is the main character and lives in a train station with his uncle(because his dad died in a fire) who gets lost a little later on in the book. He now has to steal food. The only spark in his life is fixing the automaton a mechanical man that his dad was trying to fix. But along the way:he can't find the key for the automaton,papa Georges the owner of a wind up toy shop catches him stealing, and at the end he gets caught by the station inspector. Luckily for him the last owner of the automaton was papa Georges and his niece Isabelle has the key! Hugo then works for papa Georges to replace all the stealing he's done. At the end Hugo gets adopted by papa Georges and fixes the automaton. The automaton soon draws a picture from a movie that the star actor/conductor was papa Georges.
Taking place in Paris 1931, Brian Seilznick's "Hugo Cabret" is a story full of mysterie and suspense.To start you off,Hugo and his father had found a brocken Automatone,and sense those were such valuables, Hugo and his father had taken it in and tried to fix it. During this adventure, Hugo's father died in a fire forcing him to live alone in a clock, in a train station. Hugo then was dedicated to fix that automatone for he felt a meesage from his father would be left for him. Soon after, Hugo meets a girl named Isabelle who happens to own the one thing that would actually fix the automatone as well as being the god-daughter of Georges Melies who is not exactly fond of Hugo. Eventually the Auto. is fixed but Hugo and Isabelle discover that Georges Melies wasa famous filmmaker. At first, Georges Melies was alarmed, but was compforted and then adopted Hugo.
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is a novel by Brian Selznick. This narrative evovls around a boy named Hugo Cabretwho lived in Paris train station in 1931. Hugo was trained by his father to fix and repair clocks, but an accident brings his father to death. Hugo needed to repair a writing robot to reveal a secret message from his father. So, he steals parts from a toy booth and avoids the Station Inspector. Hugo's answer lies in a little robot and a heart shaped key, to reveal the secret message from his father.
Hugo Cabret lives in a clock at the train station. He must steal his food but he must steal something else; parts from a toy booth to fix a mechanical man. With the help of Isabelle and Gorges Melies he may be able to solve this mystery, but Hugo must hide from the Station Inspector so he does not get caught and get sent to an orphanage.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is written by Brian Selznick and is a Cadelcott Award winning book. Hugo Cabret is an orphan that lives in the walls of a train station and wants to fix an automaton that his deceased father had found and started to work on. But he doesn't have all the pieces to finish the automaton and steals them from an old man who works at a toy shop. The old man finds out and "burns" the plans to his automaton. Hugo then finds out that the notebook isn't burnt, finishes the automaton, and discovers a secret that will change his life forever.
Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is a suspensful, thrill seeking mystery of loss and hope set in the 1930's.An orphan, Hugo, secretly oils the clocks in a Paris train station. Ever since Hugo's father died in a tragic fire, Hugo has been destined to find out the message of his deseased fathers automaton. To find out this message, Hugo must set out to find the key that holds everything for the hope of the past, present, and the future. Will Hugo finally find out what has been haunting all this time, or will he be dreaded by the truth? Read the book to find out!
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“Sometimes I come up here at night...just to look at the city. I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.” - Hugo Cabret, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
"Hugo quickly realized he had to make it seem like his uncle was still around. He would keep the clocks running as precisely as possible, and he'd take his uncle's paychecks from the office when no one was looking (although he didn't know how to cash them)."
Hugo looked around. At first he didn't see anyone else in the shop, but then, like a mermaid rising from an ocean of paper, the girl emerged across the room. She closed the book she had been reading and motioned for Hugo to come over.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret Trailer
The book was recently made into a move in 2011 and here is the trailer for it.
Voyage a la Lune, Georges Méliès (1902)