I try each month or so to share feature a a book I am really enjoying or have enjoyed recently, as well as books or a book that my kids or others I know are reading and love. This month’s book for young readers, ( about 8-12 years old) is
The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The books is features both pictures and words. Great illustrations and intelligently written,Lots of puzzles to solve within the story. A book both girls and biys with love equally. I think this will become a “classic”. I know adults who also love the books- and I will give t a whirl when my shorter friends are done with it.
Orphan Hugo Cabret lives in a wall. His secret home is etched out in the crevices of a busy Paris train station. Part-time clock keeper, part-time thief, he leads a life of quiet routine until he gets involved with an eccentric, bookish young girl and an angry old man who runs a toy booth in the station. The Invention of Hugo Cabret unfolds its cryptic, magical story in a format that blends elements of picture book, novel, graphic novel, and film. Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Brian Selznick has fashioned an intricate puzzle story that binds the reader like a mesmerist’s spell.