Check out The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Invention-of-Hugo-Cabret-jacketOut on 2nd December is the new 3D film Hugo. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring the likes of Ben Kingsley and Jude Law, this film looks to be a big Christmas hit click here to watch the trailer.

So we thought we’d tell you about the book it’s based on, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Written by Brian Selznick, the story follows a young boy called Hugo. Orphan, clock keeper and thief, Hugo lives alone in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrecy and no one knowing he’s there!

hugo-book-2He has only two things he has saved from his happier days, when his father was alive.  The first is one of his father’s notebooks full of sketches of an automaton, a mechanical man that he found in the attic of the museum where he worked part-time.

The second thing is the mechanical man itself, which Hugo found  one night when he went to the ruins of the museum.

hugo-book-6But when he meets a rather odd 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 exciting mystery.

So if you want to solve this mystery, make sure you check out this book The Invention of Hugo Cabretclick here to find out more!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is written by Brian Selznick and published by Scholastic