Friday, September 10, 2010

Art, History and Fiction - working like clockwork to tell an interesting story!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo CabretThis books set in Paris during the 1930's is one of the neatest works of art, history and fiction!  

This books is amazing with the way that every page of art work helps to tell the story of a young boy - orphaned and left by his Uncle in a train station winding clocks.  The book is also a story about how History is everywhere.  That within each person we may be surprised to find out what they contributed to the world around us.   

My children loved this book - I got the book on CD for them to listen to and when I saw the photos in the book decided we would read the book and listen to it at the same time.   I would read a few chapters then they would listen to it as they went to bed.  They couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.  

The art work in this books is amazing - this will be one of those books that stands the test of time.  Click on the link above to hear about the book straight from the author Brian Selznick.

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