The story I am about to share with you takes place in 1931, under the roofs of Paris.
This book is gorgeous. That can be largely attributed to the amazing pencil drawings in it, lifting the story to a different level.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a novel in words and pictures is the book where the film Hugo was based on. I didn’t watch the film, so I could take the story in without any expectations.
And it was a pleasure. This novel is lighthearted, colourful, detailed like quality clockwork and sweet. Looking at the cover was enough to make me smile and I’m just the littlest bits of sad for finishing it so quickly (there are a lot of page filling pictures and drawings).
Read it, look at it, enjoy it. Nothing more needs to be said.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a novel in words and pictures, Brian Selznick, Scholastic 2008