The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures

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Annotation: Hugo, an orphaned clock keeper living in a Paris train station, finds his secret life jeopardized when he meets an old toyseller and his goddaughter.
Catalog Number: #14355
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Common Core/STEM: Common Core Recommended Common Core Recommended
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Pages: 533 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-439-81378-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-12593-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-439-81378-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-12593-3
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006007119
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: Caldecott Medal , Starred Review for Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal Starred Review , ALA Booklist (1/1/07) , ALA Best Book For Young Adults , Curriculum Connections , Horn Book (8/1/07) , Kirkus Reviews , Voice of Youth Advocates , Wilson's Children's Catalog , Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Word Count: 25,083
Reading Level: 5.1
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.1 / points: 4.0 / quiz: 113692 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.2 / points:7.0
Lexile: 820L
Guided Reading Level: W
Fountas & Pinnell: W
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

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.