We are reading a wonderful mystery book in class. The Invention of Hugo Cabret takes us back in time to the 1930’s. Hugo lives in a train station in Paris, France. If you would like to purchase your own copy, I have a link to Amazon.com. I also encourage you to visit one of our local bookstores! The book has won numerous awards as well as having a place on the New York Times Bestseller List.
ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old 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 girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train 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 all come together…in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. (From the website- links below)
LINKS TO VISIT:
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret official website
- Learn about Automata
- Who was Georges Méliès?
- Who is Remy Charlip? How is he connected to the story?
- Click and go to the BOTTOM of the page- look for the link to see the illustrations.
- Hugo Cabret site in SPANISH
- The Clock Store (Disney movie from 1931)
- Britain Has Talent- magic show
- Eduard Galeano- master card magician