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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick and Brian Selznick, Scholastic India, 2012, 533 p, ISBN : 9780439813785, $53.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Not exactly a novel, not quite a picture book, not really a graphic novel, or a flip book or a movie, but a combination of all these things.

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

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