Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick

Our book club read this book last month for our juvenile fiction book. I fell in love with it and knew instantly my 8 year old son would love it. It is a historical fiction inspired by turn of the century film maker, Georges Melies. I would say that it is a great book for grades 3 and up to read on their own, but we read it aloud together with my 6 year old and he loved it as well. The artwork is beautiful and keeps the younger reader engaged. As with any good book a Hollywood producer has bought the rights and has made it into a movie. I suggest you read this book before Hollywood ruins it for you. You can visit here for everything about the book, author, characters and the future movie.

1 comment:

  1. Our whole family loved this book, too. The fact that it was mostly pictures got some of my more reluctant chapter readers to read it even though it's quite long.